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Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:15:38 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80908170415m7cd3c6cfp4b89ce567707ee5e@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
one of the questions raised by maciej (i think) was why the title attribute
was not included as an option in the consensus document.
I can think of a few reasons:

1. currently the spec specifically disallows the rendering of the title
content in the same way as alt content, so in the case of images being
disabled it could not be rendered as text content as  the alt is.
"User agents must not present the contents of the
alt<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-0.html#attr-img-alt>attribute
in the same way as content of the
title <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/dom.html#the-title-attribute> attribute"
 http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-0.html

2. no user agents that i know of display  title attribute text in a device
independent way, regardless of whether images are enabled or disabled or not
supported.


regards
stevef

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Steve Faulkner
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