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Re: associating a group of related images to a common caption

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:18:36 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTim3X5UMm4vSvM4TBwpF_czoMXvSmyk1uwLhmNy3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
hi simon,
>Yeah, figure has the same association model as fieldset/legend.

where is the association model articulated? Is there an algorithm?

Does every element within a figure (apart from figcaption) get
labelled by the figcaption?
Or is it only container elements?
what form does the association take? Is it the accessible description?
is it the accessible name?
does it get concatenated with the an alt on an image or the title on
any element contained in the <figure>?

Apologies for the barrage of questions.


On 14 June 2010 21:56, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:49:41 +0200, Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
> wrote:
>> simon wrote:
>>> The images are already associated with the caption, thanks to
>>> <figure> and  <figcaption>.
>> so, if i query an individual IMG element contained within the FIGURE
>> element, will it tell me the value for the caption and the alt
>> associated with that particular IMG?  obviously, the user should be
>> the one who sets verbosity through the UA/AT (or a combination
>> thereof):
>> FIGURE verbosity:
>> * "speak figcaption, then alt"
>> * "speak alt, then figcaption"
>> * "speak alt only"
>> what i from a user perspective want is the ability to:
>> 1. query each IMG contained in a single FIGURE for the FIGCAPTION for
>> that figure;
>> 2. query each IMG contained in a single FIGURE for the alt text
>> associated with each IMG;
>> 3. be able to query for the FIGCAPTION whenever focus is contained in
>> the FIGCAPTION's parent FIGURE
>> the bottom line is getting a model that is similar to the FIELDSET,
>> LEGEND, and LABEL model, with FIGURE being the FIELDSET, FIGCAPTION
>> the LEGEND, and the alt text the LABEL, gregory.
> Yeah, figure has the same association model as fieldset/legend.
> Cheers,
> --
> Simon Pieters
> Opera Software

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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