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Re: Conveying metadata unobtrusively in HTML

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 17:16:06 +0100 (BST)
To: Kelly Ford <Kelly@kellford.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020603170837.D376-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Sun, 2 Jun 2002, Kelly Ford wrote:

> If your expectation in this example is that any title information on the
> page is going to be read by existing assistive technology, I
> think     something would need to be changed.

OK, thanks for the comment.  I thought these devices would read out
"title" attributes, but perhaps that's only for links?

> Why not have an option that allows the user to choose how they want the
> results conveyed, i.e. with color or with text.  If with text then include
> the text as part of the page, not a title.

Yes, I will do that.  I just wondered if this usage of "title" (which
btw also gives pretty mouseovers in certain visual browsers) might
have been a neat trick.  Evidently not!

Nick Kew

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