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Re: code samples for extended description

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:21:30 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+FkZ9Hu_gu+ttX0tyFv0W0tdJPfBQ0-BtE5Bb_i9qgHZU-FNQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jason White <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: "DPUB mailing list (public-digipub-ig@w3.org)" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Hi Jason, in your suggested use of the summary element, would the text
information be adequate for machine processing? (i.e. recognisable
vocabulary for search/filtering purposes) Or ; as is my assumption ; would
that be human-readable text, meant to be displayed / rendered in a form
suitable for end-user consumption? Daniel
On 12 Jan 2016 10:17 p.m., "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org> wrote:

> > On Jan 12, 2016, at 14:57, Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > One of the issues that we have not fully resolved is that, especially
> when using <details> and <summary>, there is nothing to indicate to users
> that the content is a description. We have talked about adding an attribute
> to ARIA or HTML.  How does a user know that she is looking at a description
> of a video as opposed to video metadata?
> This can be solved today by providing suitable text in the SUMMARY
> element, as your examples demonstrate. I wouldn’t be opposed to a new ArIA
> property, but I suspect the need for it is overestimated.
> I tested the examples successfully in Safari/VoiceOver under OS X.
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