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Re: associating a group of related images to a common caption

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:49:41 +0100
To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100614204258.M84948@hicom.net>
simon wrote:
 
> The images are already associated with the caption, thanks to 
> <figure> and  <figcaption>.

so, if i query an individual IMG element contained within the FIGURE
element, will it tell me the value for the caption and the alt 
associated with that particular IMG?  obviously, the user should be
the one who sets verbosity through the UA/AT (or a combination 
thereof):

FIGURE verbosity:
* "speak figcaption, then alt"
* "speak alt, then figcaption"
* "speak alt only"

what i from a user perspective want is the ability to:

1. query each IMG contained in a single FIGURE for the FIGCAPTION for
that figure;

2. query each IMG contained in a single FIGURE for the alt text 
associated with each IMG;

3. be able to query for the FIGCAPTION whenever focus is contained in
the FIGCAPTION's parent FIGURE

the bottom line is getting a model that is similar to the FIELDSET,
LEGEND, and LABEL model, with FIGURE being the FIELDSET, FIGCAPTION
the LEGEND, and the alt text the LABEL, gregory.

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