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Re: Some comments on W3 beta web sites

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:55:25 -0500
To: sylvie.duchateau@accessiweb.org
Message-Id: <256427DF-E155-4854-8864-72659F6A6B67@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, Denis Boulay <denis.boulay@accessiweb.org>, Benoit Klein <benoit.klein@accessiweb.org>

On 14 Sep 2009, at 7:15 AM, Sylvie duchateau wrote:

> Hello Ian,
> It would be a beginning of solution to include in the title that the  
> link is expandable. But how do you inform the user if the tet is  
> expanded or not? Can you change the title of the link if the text is  
> displayed or not?
> For those you cannot display the title attribute because their  
> browser is not able to or because they cannot use the mouse to  
> display the title attribute, it would be better to find another  
> solution.
> What about using WAI ARIA to inform about the displayed text? It  
> could be an example of best practice for using ARIA?

Hi again Sylvie,

At this time we have received advice not to rely on WAI-ARIA for a  
solution. Certainly in the future we could adopt WAI-ARIA to address  
issues like this.

I might take to the WAI IG the question of "What's a good way to  
indicate that more content is available if you expand here."

  _ Ian

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