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Re: Display alt text on mouse-over?

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:21:22 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0908281421q2dc915c9gd64bad3f99ec0fcd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Makoto Ueki <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:23 AM, <makoto.ueki@gmail.com> wrote:
> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: JIS Working Group
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H24
> Part of Item: User Agent Notes
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: Display alt text on mouse-over?
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> User Agent and Assistive Technology Support Notes reads:
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> "For example, Internet Explorer will display the alt text on mouse-over if there is no title text, Firefox and Opera only display the title text on mouse-over and do not use the alt attribute text for this purpose. Thus, to ensure the alt attribute text is visible on mouse-over, the same text should be used on the title attribute."
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> Alt text is text alternative for non-text content and not meant to be displayed on tooltip. Firefox and Opera are correct. This description can mislead readers. Actually many authors misuse alt attribute for tooltip on mouse-over and its alt text can't be text alternative.
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> Proposed Change:
> Remove this part.
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Response from the Working Group
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Thank you. We will remove the text you reference in the next update to
the techniques document.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 21:22:05 UTC

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