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Re: How did the summary attribute become part of HTML 4.0?

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 13:13:01 -0400
To: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Message-Id: <9852B740-7750-4EBF-8A94-3809E79BD965@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
true, I think we are addressing links here though.

On Aug 9, 2009, at 12:33 PM, Steve Axthelm wrote:

On 2009-08-08 Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:

> David Poehlman On 09-08-08 11.49:
>
>> On Aug 7, 2009, at 8:16 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>
> [...]
>
>>> But it has been pointed out to me that only expert AT users
>>> access the @title information.
>
> [...]
>
>> I would just want to record here that it is no longer necessary
>> to be an expert at user to access title, it's only necessary to
>> use a mac with voice over and the jurry might be out on whether
>> that means you have to be an expert but my thinking is no.
>
> The source I pointed to - one blind authoring and AT usage expert -
> told me that sighted Web designers erroneously (when compared to how
> things work "in the wild") thought that the @title attribute was very
> important to use in order to create accessible (for AT users) Web
> pages. Only power users make any use of @title - the same source told.
> (This seems to be a common gotcha story to tell non-AT experts, btw.)

Jaws handling of @title is contextual. For instance Jaws will announce  
@title on form elements by default in some situations.

Regards,


-Steve

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Steve Axthelm
steveax@pobox.com
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