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title/alt attribut keyboard accessibility

From: aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 23:27:51 +0100
Message-ID: <49064067.8010909@free.fr>
To: 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Hi,

just a small question :
Is it possible to have something in the spec to say that the way of 
rendering the content of the title/alt attribut must be non specific to 
a certain type of pointing device or is it to the UAAG spec to say 
something like that ?

Yet html 5 spec didn't say a word on rendering of the title/alt.
Html 4 spec say : "Values of the title 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#adef-title> 
attribute may be rendered by user agents in a variety of ways. For 
instance, visual browsers frequently display the title as a "tool tip"
The problem is that there is no way to access to the tooltip when you 
use the keyboard to navigate through the content. The more people will 
use title/attiribut the more keyboard user will lose content

Maybe we can have something like :
"Values of the title 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#adef-title> 
attribute may be rendered by user agents in a variety of ways who must 
be non specific to a pointing device"

Regards,

A.Levy
Received on Monday, 27 October 2008 22:28:47 GMT

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