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Clarify whether presentational children contribute to text equivalents

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 21:29:10 +0100
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Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
To: public-pfwg-comments@w3.org
Re: http://www.w3.org/WAI.new/PF/aria/complete#namecalculation

Please clarify whether presentational children contribute to text equivalent calculation. In particular, does role="presentation" affect "host language  mechanisms" for associating labels with elements?

For example, given this markup:

   <div role="button"><img role="presentation" alt="Edit" src="pencil.png"></div>

Should the accessible name of the button be "Edit" or ""?

See also the discussion in this thread on public-html-a11y:


Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:29:50 UTC

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