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

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:56:28 +0200
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Message-ID: <op.vea5segsidj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:49:41 +0200, Gregory J. Rosmaita  
<oedipus@hicom.net> wrote:

> 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.

Yeah, figure has the same association model as fieldset/legend.

Cheers,
-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 14 June 2010 20:57:36 GMT

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