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Re: @title's relation to accessibility

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 16:43:37 +0200
Message-Id: <p0624066ec301cb3bcdef@[192.168.0.101]>
To: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org

At 15:19 +0100 UTC, on 2007-09-03, Steve Faulkner wrote:

> Sander wrote:
>>(Plus, it
>>seems confusing to me that authors need to use @title differently in one
>>specific situation.
>
> The title also has a specific machine readable use for the link element.

Whoops, you're absolutely right. I overlooked that.

[...]

>>But all these seem to be about how @title can be used to guess at
>>missing information.
>
> The WAI - ARIA use of the @title does not fit into your assertion.

Well, I haven't read all of WAI-ARIA, just the introduction. But the text you
cited says that @title is used to compute an object's accessible name. If
authors do not author @title for that use, then this appears to me that be
about 'ESP'. (Not that that cannot be useful or necessary. I'm just trying to
establish to what extent authors should be using @title specifically with
"accessubility" in mind, and to what extent that should be specified by HTML.)


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Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
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