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Re: [css-pseudo] How do you solve a problem like alt?

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:51:22 +0000
To: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Message-ID: <BB077383-650B-4DCE-A5AC-9D20958D1F02@adobe.com>
On 11/10/14, 11:14 PM, "Liam R E Quin" <liam@w3.org> wrote:

>On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:31:14 +0000 Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
>
>> A. An alt property. [...]
>> 
>> content: "\25BA";
>> alt: "";
>
>So the alt value would be used if \25BA wasn't available?

No, it’s not glyph fallback. In this example from the draft the proposed 
mechanism (whatever form it takes) would serve the same purpose as an alt 
attribute on a span whose contents were that glyph. In this case it’s 
suggesting to assistive technology that the standard “black right-pointing 
pointer” description of the glyph should not be read out, because the AT 
can rely on an aria-expanded attribute on the element.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Monday, 10 November 2014 23:51:51 UTC

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