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Re: Proposal: ALT attribute for text

From: T.J. Crowder <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:07:31 +0100
Message-ID: <CAH65x-zOK9GE_3DwSr0hWY_Ui77reTbvuewRuK69Q4V01khcsg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: Martín Szyszlican <martinsz@gmail.com>, Clint Goss <clint@goss.com>, public-html-comments@w3.org
All,

But again, isn't exactly this already covered, and more robustly, by ARIA's
"img" role and associated aria-describedby element? (See my earlier reply to
Dr. Goss's proposal.) Or am I missing something, which is entirely possible.
--
T.J. Crowder
Independent Software Engineer
tj / crowder software / com
www / crowder software / com

On 24 August 2011 19:49, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:

> Martín Szyszlican wrote:
> >
> > I say this is very similar to ASCII-art or leetspeek.
> > And there's a technique for that in WCAG:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/H86.html
> >
> > Specifically, this example: <abbr title="Austin Rocks">
> > Au5t1N r0xx0rz</abbr>
> >
> > ¿What do you think?
>
> Hi Martín,
>
> I think that currently this is something of a work-around, as <abbr> is
> intended for an abbreviation, and not an actual 'translation' of Au5t1N
> r0xxz. The current behaviour of screen readers will be to afford the end
> user an ability to understand what the leetspeek represents, but it fails
> on
> the "semantic-ness" of the phrase. I think that Clint's suggestion warrants
> further investigation, and as we are currently looking to finalize HTML5
> why
> not ask the question: "can we add @alt to a <span>?"
>
> (Conversely, might we consider a similar inline element of <trans>
> (translation), as in <trans title="Austin Rocks">Au5t1N r0xx0rz</trans>?
> HTML.next?)
>
> As a contextual sidebar to this discussion, I was pointed to a recent
> blog-posting that raises some related questions: Do you ♥ words with no
> letters?- http://ow.ly/6bPEH
>
> JF
>
>
>
>
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