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[Bug 7362] inclusion of the title as a case where the alt may be omitted is problematic

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:52:43 +0000
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--- Comment #11 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2009-09-20 11:52:42 ---
(In reply to comment #9)
> I agree that today people shouldn't do this, because today most browsers have
> an accessibility bug in that they don't expose title="" attributes to users who
> do not have pointing devices.
> However, HTML5 requires that the title="" attribute be exposed just like it
> requires everything else to be exposed, and it makes sense, therefore, to rely
> on the title="" attribute for giving the title of the image.
> Removing the recommendation that the title="" attribute be used in this way
> would make as much sense as removing _any_ new features in the spec on the
> grounds that they're not implemented yet. Obviously these features don't work
> yet, they're new. The spec is not even in "last call" yet. We can't base
> authoring advice on legacy browsers when writing a spec for future browsers, we
> have to write the advice based on what we intend the future browsers to be.
> I've added a paragraph to the title="" attribute subsection in the rendering
> section encouraging UAs to provide keyboard access for tooltips.
> See also UAAG Guideline 4.1.
> If you disagree with this resolution, please escalate this issue to the chairs.

I do not consider the resolution you have provided to be satisfactory, so will
add the issue to the html issue tracker.

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