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Re: Table summary attribute detection using the rotor

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:14:01 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqpVERqKELtVaQU7K0asxxcp_awnnbiC2W1q1C4b-pthBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello Devarshi,
Simply put, VoiceOver / Safari does not support the summary attribute.
Just the same as they did not support LABEL element.
See
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2011Jul/0002.html

Safari and VoiceOver have been around for a while ... even before
HTML5 was conceived of. And lack of some basic HTML support has simply
carried into their new platform etc. Check how many HTML
elements/attributes are supported by IOS/Safari/VoiceOver. Then one
can decide if one should make a virtue of IOS/Safari/VO not supporting
summary because it is so focussed on HTML5 support as some like to
believe.
Certainly there are gaps as you discovered and one should acknowledge
that, file a bug and advocate for getting it fixed.
Long live the table summary attribute.

Sailesh





On 1/10/12, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all  I noticed that the table summary does not voice when I use
> the rotor (in i pad). Has anyone else experienced this?
>
> Thanks,
> Devarshi
>
>
Received on Thursday, 19 January 2012 01:14:28 GMT

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