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See all SC and title attributes

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:16:11 +0000
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B72C5BBA-A5F1-424A-98D6-04F9227CB02B@nomensa.com>
Hi everyone,

I have two questions on the ‘See all’ SC:
https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Seeing_All_Interface_Elements


It references tooltips (pop-ups from mouse-over) that come from the title attribute, but I wasn’t clear what authors were supposed do about those?

The browser controls the tooltip in terms of size and timing. If a user has enlarged their cursor or is using magnifier, the author has no way of knowing that.

It seems the best guidance would be: don’t use title attributes to convey important information
Or even: don’t use title attributes!

Would it be best to separate that out?

Secondly, if the sizing SCs include language around “without loss of content or functionality”, do we need the “seeing all interface elements” SC? What use-cases does that cover that are not content / functionality?

Cheers,

-Alastair

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