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Re: @title's relation to accessibility

From: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 16:17:04 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80709030817s31cb81a4q5eb0d1a1a68793bb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Something to keep in mind is that due to browsers lack of support for @title
attribute keyboard accessibility , it is of limited use when it comes to
providing content to users who cannot use a mouse, but do not use assistive
tech.



On 03/09/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:
>
>
> 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.)
>
>
> --
> Sander Tekelenburg
> The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
>
>


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Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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