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Re: @title's relation to accessibility

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 07:56:56 +0100
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On 04/09/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:

> > Remember that "accessibility" doesn't just mean "readable to blind people".
>
> Within the W3C space, it does. I dislike it, but I think we need to be
> realistic about it.

Untrue. 9 years ago I was corrected, by a W3C employee, when I made
that assumption. Quite strongly IIRC.

[...


]<del>accessibility</del><ins>universality</ins>.
>
> To be honest, I don't even see the universality aspect of @title. Making use
> of an element or attribute to specify its meaning is 'just' about semantics
> isn't it?

How about semantics that are helpfully leveraged for many users?
My liking is that I can tell if it's a PDF at the end of the link, or a site
that needs log-in.

regards

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