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Re: title attribut

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:51:12 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTin74=M=zS=poC5Gt14nLSbvJJsg+t23PpEb3vxB@mail.gmail.com>
To: aurelien.levy@temesis.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 8:16 AM,  <aurelien.levy@temesis.com> wrote:
> Name: levy
> Email: aurelien.levy@temesis.com
> Affiliation: temesis
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H86
> Part of Item: Applicability
> Comment Type: general comment
> Summary of Issue: title attribut
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> I didn't see any change on this technique after this discussion :
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2010May/0006.html
> Further I think additional information or modification is the other listed technique in the discussion
> Proposed Change:
> add "Implementing this technique with the title attribute is only sufficient if
> the title attribute is accessibility supported. The content of the title attribute needs to be available to all keyboard users (not only those with text-to-speech software) for this attribute to be accessibility supported."
> to H65 and H64
> and H86 need a much stronger message regarding support.
Response from the Working Group
While we agree that there are situations where the use of the title
attribute may not be well supported in some cases, we do not agree
that it is appropriate to include the same user agent note on each of
the title techniques. Both H64 and H65 focus on the use of the title
attribute as an alternative to visual cues and associations that
already exist on the page for sighted users. Therefore, the note about
accessibility support for keyboard users is not necessary for these

We will revise the user agent note about longdesc in H64 to clarify
that this technique is recommended instead of the longdesc attribute
on frame and iframe as described in HTML 4 due to a lack of
accessibility support.

Regarding H86: We see that we were not clear in our earlier response.
We should have said "Thus technique H86 has a much stronger message
regarding support." There is already extensive discussion of user
agent and browser support issues in this technique.
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