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Re: Evaluation results: new tags

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 11:24:40 -0600
Message-Id: <199903141728.LAA24492@trace.wisc.edu>
To: c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk (Chetz Colwell), w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

What kind of addtional support do you propose should be added for using new

Since the user agent working group is thinking about on how longdesc and
other new elements and attributes ought to be used, we don't want to
duplicate their efforts in our document.  If we link to specific
discussions of new elements in the user agent guidelines, will this satisfy
the needs of the participants?


>For the Techniques document:
>Accesskey, Longdesc, Headers and IDs, etc. were often perceived by
>participants to be 'special', which meant that they were less confident in
>transferring their existing knowledge while implementing them.  For
>example, Participants did not expect ALT to be displayed at the same time
>as the image, but they were unsure whether Longdesc would be displayed in
>Netscape or IE.
>Related problem:
>Some of the new tags are not described in HTML 4.0 reference books, maybe
>because they are perceived to be 'only' accessibility tags.
>Potential solution:
>* There may therefore be a need for the Guidelines / Techniques to provide
>additional support for implementing these tags.
>* Participants said that they would like examples of how tags, especially
>new tags, might be rendered in mainstream browsers and how screen readers
>may deal with them.  This has been provided for Tables and may also be
>useful for others, such as Longdesc and D-link.
>Chetz and Helen.
>Chetz Colwell and Helen Petrie,
><c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk>, <h.l.petrie@herts.ac.uk>.
>Sensory Disabilities Research Unit,
>University of Hertfordshire,
>Tel: +44 1707 284629
>Fax: +44 1707 285059
wendy chisholm
human factors engineer
trace research and development center
university of wisconsin - madison, USA
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