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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 17:01:21 +0200
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100607170121907436.a03051b0@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Laura Carlson, Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:42:17 -0500:
> Hi Steve,
> Thank you very much for your thoughtful and comprehensive responses.
>> we haven't discussed the <figure> element.
>> my take on the figure element is that the
>> # <figure> should be mapped to accessibility APIs as a grouping
>> element like <p> or <div>
>> # decorative images should not be allowed as content of a <figure>
>> element as the HTML5 semantics imply that the content of the figure
>> should be meaningful, so no <img alt="">
>> # when a figure has a <figcaption> the content of the <figcaption>
>> should act as the accessible name for the image(s) inside the <figure>
>> if the image(s) do not have a text alternative provided using the alt
>> attribute.
>> #if the image(s) inside the figure have alt then the <figcaption>
>> content could act as the accessible description unless for example the
>> figcaption is referenced by an aria labelledby on an img:
> This makes sense.
> Have you thought about tables inside of a figure? When a table element
> is the only content in a figure  element other than the figcaption,
> the spec says that the caption element should be omitted in favor of
> the figcaption do you think this is specified correctly? It seems to
> me to make sense. Should it be extended to mention grouping multiple
> tables in a figure? (figcaption + caption +caption +caption scenario).
>  Or do you consider this would not be needed?

Just to be clear: I have to disagree with you, Laura. These things 
needs to be discussed further.
leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 15:01:56 UTC

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