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Re: Metadata On Hover SC Text

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:02:24 +0000
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, "public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA2E6BBF-1635-4620-9BF2-D69E00C9D9F6@nomensa.com>
Jonathan wrote:
> I'd imagine people would ask about fly out menus, modal dialogs, roll overs, etc
> I'm concerned about the text "does not obscure other content" because any hamburger menu or dialog will obscure other content.

That’s why it had “informational content”, to distinguish from functional / navigational items. 

It also included “only appears on-hover”, so anything that can be focused with the keyboard is not covered, but it would be good to incorporate your improvement to “onhover”.

Katie wrote:
> Well I *think* SC have to be phrased to define success. So even though that language might cover the issue, I do not we should phrase it that way.

That sounds familiar, but what about this current one?  1.4.1 “Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information…”

Tweaking it a bit:
“Informational content that is only shown by hovering your mouse over an element is not used as the only means of conveying information and does not obscure other content.”

I’m tweaking this version because I’m struggling to see how we define “fully visible” in the other version. Also, unless we add that it must also work with an increased cursor size any current tooltip would pass.

The other version also doesn’t cover the obscuring other information aspect.

Kind regards,


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