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Re: providing a long description using the summary and details elements.

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:18:53 +0200
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100824201853723478.187adef1@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Laura Carlson, Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:01:51 -0500:

> Sidebar: Something to keep in mind for the examples is that charts and
> graphs are not usually interchangeable with data tables so they don't
> usually make good long descriptions.

  [ snip ] 
> Joe Clark talked about this a few years ago in a WCAG comment. [1]
> WCAG revised their example after his comment to:
> "A bar chart compares how many widgets were sold in June, July, and
> August. The short label says, "Figure one - Sales in June, July and
> August." The longer description identifies the type of chart, provides
> a high-level summary of the data, trends and implications comparable
> to those available from the chart. Where possible and practical, the
> actual data is provided in a table."

Doesn't seem sidebar to me ... Rather, it is material info and 
justification for having a way to identify to a long description.
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 24 August 2010 18:19:28 UTC

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