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RE: SUGGESTIONS ON LABELLEDBY

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:01:33 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1359136893.42783.YahooMailClassic@web125005.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
To: 'Joshue O Connor' <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, 'Steve Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
For an image with text  styled like a heading, I'd say wrap an h-tag around it. 
It will work for screen reader users.
Will aria-header work here then instead of h-tag? No need to adjust margins etc. (needed when an h-tag is inserted into the mix). 
Sailesh Panchang

--- On Fri, 1/25/13, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca> wrote:


From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Subject: RE: SUGGESTIONS ON LABELLEDBY
To: "'Joshue O Connor'" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "'Steve Faulkner'" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Sailesh Panchang'" <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013, 10:43 AM


I suggest adapting the heading description paragraph.

"There are almost no use cases for the use of the aria-header attribute in
HTML because its semantics are not as rich as the native html headings.
However, an example of where it may be useful would be where a complicated
legacy web application is getting updated for WCAG, and the programming is
dependent on the root nodes of the DOM, which would break the program if
changed to a native html heading. Placing an aria-heading on it instead of a
native html heading it would expose the heading to AT and not change the
value of the node."

Cheers
David MacDonald

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-----Original Message-----
From: Joshue O Connor [mailto:joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie] 
Sent: January-25-13 10:22 AM
To: Steve Faulkner
Cc: David MacDonald; Sailesh Panchang; WCAG; w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Subject: Re: SUGGESTIONS ON LABELLEDBY

Hi Steve,

> OK I would suggest if such a technique is published it should be with 
> warnings about its use.

We do try, in a 'User Agent Notes' section in our techniques to document
bugs/known issues with any of the them at time of writing.

Cheers

Josh
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