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Re: html 5 and accessibility issue - need of fallback content

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:37:51 +0300
Message-Id: <185EB4D5-8538-46BF-9710-5ED257D25FCF@iki.fi>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr>, public-html@w3.org
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>

On Jul 1, 2007, at 23:05, Robert Burns wrote:

> * Not adding <embed> as an author conforming element (rather just  
> specify UA conforming algorithms for <embed> including adding @alt  
> and @longdesc support). Recommend the use of <object><param/ 
> >ffallback content</object> in the short-term with some other  
> simpler solution in the long-term if we think that's necessary.
> 	-  pro: already supported
> 	- pro: provides a mechanism for fallback content that should be  
> provided and encouraged by the WG (a fallback mechanism that's much  
> simpler than <noembed>)
> 	- con: may be more complicated to author than <embed> for IE (I'm  
> not sure if it is, but I could use some help in thinking of a con)

According to http://weblogs.macromedia.com/accessibility/archives/ 
2005/08/in_search_of_a.cfm Flash embedding methods that don't use  
<embed> have worse real-world behavior with AT than the Flish default  
embedding markup that uses <embed>.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2007 20:38:11 UTC

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