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Re: How did the summary attribute become part of HTML 4.0?

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 09:33:06 -0700
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
cc: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r289ps-1058i-57B9096D93A84F5E97B116DCB2CC0D54@MBP.local>
On 2009-08-08 Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:

>David Poehlman On 09-08-08 11.49:
>>On Aug 7, 2009, at 8:16 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>>But it has been pointed out to me that only expert AT users
>>>access the @title information.
>>I would just want to record here that it is no longer necessary
>>to be an expert at user to access title, it's only necessary to
>>use a mac with voice over and the jurry might be out on whether
>>that means you have to be an expert but my thinking is no.
>The source I pointed to - one blind authoring and AT usage expert -
>told me that sighted Web designers erroneously (when compared to how
>things work "in the wild") thought that the @title attribute was very
>important to use in order to create accessible (for AT users) Web
>pages. Only power users make any use of @title - the same source told.
>(This seems to be a common gotcha story to tell non-AT experts, btw.)

Jaws handling of @title is contextual. For instance Jaws will 
announce @title on form elements by default in some situations.



Steve Axthelm
Received on Sunday, 9 August 2009 16:33:50 UTC

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