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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:51:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4C0D4DB7.40707@burningbird.net>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Also note that if we do
>
> 	<figure role="img">
> 		<img src="image" role="presentation" >
>     	<summary>Description</summary>
> 	</figure>
>
> then <figure>, just like the WAI-ARIA example, groups *two* elements  - 
> <summary> and <img>.
>   

Just a clarification before people get confused:

It's figcaption, not summary. The summary element is in details.

Shelley

> PS: We really *must* define <figure> so that it - in general - is 
> unnecessary to use aria-labelledby for designating the caption. Just as 
> for the <caption> of <table>, it should be self evident what <figure>'s 
> caption element is captioning.
>   

I believe this was the intent for UAs: that figcaption be treated like 
table caption, except figcaption allows markup.


> And this begs the question: What role does <table>'s <caption> element 
> have? The best match I could find was the abstract role "sectionhead": 
> [1]
>
> ]]
> A structure that labels or summarizes the topic of its related section.
> ]]
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#sectionhead
>
> Leif
>
>   

Shelley
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 19:52:33 GMT

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