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Re: [widgets] icon text

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 13:27:41 -0400
Message-Id: <460EEA74-083C-4319-9D1C-905FF975B162@nokia.com>
Cc: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: ext Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>, Mike Smith <mike@w3.org>

Marcos - perhaps we should directly engage the WAI community  
regarding your proposal.

I believe the Protocols and Formats WG [1][2] is the appropriate  
group but Mike or others can confirm.

-Regards, Art Barstow

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/>
[2] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/>


On Jun 21, 2008, at 9:38 PM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:

>
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 6:29 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann  
> <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>> * 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.
>
> Hmm... does that makes proposal 3 (<icon ..>..text...</icon) a more
> suitable option than proposal 1 or 2 above?
> If we go with proposal 3 for with Widgets 1.0, then would could limit
> the content model of icon to just text and then extend it as needed
> for future version (eg. allowing HTML through CData, etc).
> -- 
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au
>
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