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Re: [widgets] icon text

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:29:34 +0200
To: "Marcos Caceres" <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Cc: "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8loq54541bgf32ss75chsghnnqd23lpj9d@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Marcos Caceres wrote:
>This is a proposal to add alternative text to <icon> element. As with
>the alt attribute in HTML, the alternative text could be used as
>fallback content, or for context where an image icon does not fit or
>is unsuitable, and for use by assistive technologies.
>
>Proposal 1:
><icon src="sunny.gif" alt="sunny and warm"/>
>
>Proposal 2:
><icon src="sunny.gif" label="sunny and warm"/>

Using only attribute values as space for human readable text is widely
regarded as bad design for reasons of accessibility and localization re-
quirements. Also expect pushback from other working groups if you plan
to add improved alternatives later, but don't ensure that content making
use of that will degrade gracefully in downlevel clients.
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