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RE: Metadata On Hover SC Text

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:51:09 -0500
To: "'Laura Carlson'" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "'public-low-vision-a11y-tf'" <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "'Alastair Campbell'" <acampbell@nomensa.com>, "'Rochford, John'" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>, "'Wayne Dick'" <wayneedick@gmail.com>
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It should probably be two is my thought


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From: Laura Carlson [mailto:laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:13 AM
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>; Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>; Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>; Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>
Subject: Metadata On Hover SC Text

Hi John, Alistair, Wayne, and all,

I am trying to understand the proposed change to the Metadata On Hover [1] SC text. During the October 27th meeting it was changed to:
"Content that appears on hover should not obscure the triggering element or other content." After that Wayne asked me to add his "Popup Text Overwriting Actionable Buttons Example" screenshot, which I did.

With these 2 changes it seems that the original issue may have gotten lost. The original issue was not content obscuring the triggering element or other content. It was the "Cursor Overlapping Tooltip Text on Hover" due to authors using title attributes. Simply put: Authors shouldn't not rely on tool tips alone. Authors should not put important information in title attributes that can become unreadable when content and cursors are enlarged. Information should be available through more than one mechanism.

I think either Alistair's or my prior versions of the SC text address that original problem. That SC text was:

1. "Hidden content that is necessary for understanding is available using any available input method." - Alistair, 25 October 2016 2. "Metadata in a webpage that is shown on mouse-over does not include information necessary to perceive content." - Laura, 21 October 2016

But now that we have 2 different hover issues 1) Cursor Overlapping Tooltip Text on Hover as well as 2) Popup Text Overwriting Actionable Buttons in this one SC, how do we best address both issues? Ideas for new SC verbiage?

Or should they be 2 different SCs?


Thank you.

Kindest Regards,
[1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Metadata_on_Mouse-Over

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 17 November 2016 14:51:45 UTC

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