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Re: [whatwg] @aria-labelledby | Re: @generator-unable-to-provide-required-alt, figure with figcaption

From: Martin Janecke <whatwg.org@prlbr.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:52:44 +0200
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To: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
Am 17.06.2013 um 11:35 schrieb Steve Faulkner:

>> Is there a chance that use of aria-labelledby is added to the spec
>> (4.8.1.1.13 Guidance for markup generators, 4.8.1.1.14 Guidance for
>> conformance checkers) as alternative to figure with figcaption or the title
>> attribute? I'd like to suggest this. It does make equally sense in my
>> opinion and I think I've described the use case in this thread:
>> 
>> -- markup generator has no alt-text for an image
>> -- image has a caption that should be immediately visible and possibly
>> contain markup => no title attribute
>> 
> 
> 
> 
>> -- it is not known whether the image can be moved somewhere else in the
>> document => no figure with figcaption
>> 
> 
> the restriction on figure/figcaption is only in the whawtg spec not the W3C
> HTML spec as it was not deemed a useful or practical restriction when
> reviewed by the HTML WG.

Sounds lovely, this would indeed solve my use case.

I don't know how to asses that the restriction is dropped in a W3C draft but still included in the WHATWG version, though. Is this consensus and likely to become standard or still very uncertain territory?

Regards
Martin
Received on Monday, 17 June 2013 14:53:15 UTC

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