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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:48:05 +0200
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100608104805813974.e60857ac@xn--mlform-iua.no>
James Graham, Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:05:29 +0200 (CEST):
> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Here's an example of what I would have expected for this to be considered
>> accessible:
>> <figure>
>>  <img src=ceo.jpg alt="Photograph: A tall man with brown hair, and a
>>  moustache sits at a keyboard while smiling to the camera.">
>>  <figcaption>Brian Slick, CEO of Blammo Corp, leveraging a 
>> synergy</figcaption>
>> </figure>
> In this case, the fact that the CEO is a tall male 
> with brown hair and a moustache seems unlikely to be essential 
> information.   

Indeed! And as such, wouldn't you agree that in this particular 
example, the *alt* falls into the category of "additional detail that 
some users might need"? See WAI-ARIA: [1]

A label provides the user with the essence of what the object does, 
whereas a description is intended to provide additional detail that 
some users might need.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties#aria-describedby
leif halvard silli
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