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device independent title attribute support in browsers

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:37:53 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTinj6CbBO8OTaE1XZ8aaoptiQgfc4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, David Bolter <dbolter@mozilla.com>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Hi all,

A recent decision by the HTML working group makes it conforming to
provide caption content for images whilst omitting the alt attribute.
This is problematic because while alt is designed to be presented to
users when the image cannot be viewed, and it is implemented as such.
The title attribute is for advisory information that should be
available to all users at any time. This is not the case and has never
been the case in any graphical browser.

Can any of the representatives from browser vendors provide
information as to when the title attribute will be implemented so:

* keyboard only users are aware that a title attribute is present on an element?
* keyboard only users are able to access the title attribute content
on an element using the keyboard?
* The display of the title attribute content is configurable so that
users of screen magnifiers are able view title attribute content
within the viewport?
* access to title attribute content will be available on mobile and
touch browsers?

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Received on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 08:45:51 UTC

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