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RE: [Techs] Short text alternatives for object element

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:35:57 +0200
To: <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200408161633562.SM03348@Inbox>

Good john. This is an user agent issue, a problem for jaws and ie developer teams. it's logical that if object is not shown, alternative mudt be displayed.
----- Messaggio originale -----
   >Da: "John M Slatin"<john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
   >Inviato: 16/08/04 22.19.21
   >A: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
   >Oggetto: [Techs] Short text alternatives for object element
     >Item 10.5 in HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0 [1] recommends putting short
   >text alternatives in the body of the <object> element. This technique
   >works for Firefox and Opera but not for Internet Explorer 6.
   >I don't claim elegance for the attached page, but it does pass the
   >validator.  a .jpg file is specified in the opening tag of the <object>
   >element, and a text alternative is provided in the body of the <object>
   >element as described in the ttechnique.
   >JAWS 5.0 does not read the text inside the body of the <object> element.
   >I thought this might be because I had images turned on in the browser,
   >so I turned them off (Tools|Options|Advanced|Multimedia|Show pictures -
   >OFF). Not only did this not solve the problem-- JAWS still didn't read
   >the text alternative-- but it revealed another one: IE continued to
   >display the image.
   >I asked Jim Allan to check this for me and he said that both Opera and
   >Firefox display the embedded text when images are turned off, but IE
   >At the very least, this should be identified as a User Agent issue; it
   >probably affects 10.6 and 10.7 as well, though I haven't checked to see
   >if they behave differently.
   >"Good design is accessible design." 
   >John Slatin, Ph.D.
   >Director, Accessibility Institute
   >University of Texas at Austin
   >FAC 248C
   >1 University Station G9600
   >Austin, TX 78712
   >ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524
   >email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
   >web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/
   >   >

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