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Re: summarization information delivery options: attribute or element

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:02:39 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1002260302r34f72381u9c943579aa47a01f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gez Lemon <g.lemon@webprofession.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Gez wrote:

> My issue with this is that by addressing the needs of all user groups,
> the group that summary was originally intended for will be left out. I
> can't imagine many authors writing a long description that contains
> things that visually obvious. I don't see the purpose of introducing a
> new element to do something that can already be done.

The danger is *replacing* the attribute with a new element is that it
can harm the user group the attribute was trying to help.

A new element could possibly be considered in *addition* to retaining
the attribute. But that would be a different change proposal.

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 26 February 2010 11:03:06 UTC

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