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RE: ISSUE-406: Proposal for new aria-tooltip property. (Previously proposed as @aria-help)

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:27:04 +0000
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <46739F12637CC94E82F75FF874E4A147362921F5@CITESMBX6.ad.uillinois.edu>
James,

What is the computational relationship between aria-tooltip/aria-help and aria-describedby for accessibility APIs, what trumps what?

Is aria-tooltip/aria-help envisioned to have a complementary relationship with aria-describedby (e.g. aria-label and aria-labelledby)?

Jon


From: James Craig [mailto:jcraig@apple.com]
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 4:50 PM
To: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats; Cynthia Shelly
Subject: ISSUE-406: Proposal for new aria-tooltip property. (Previously proposed as @aria-help)

>From the discussion on this morning's call regarding @aria-help or @aria-tooltip. Note: If you want to


aria-tooltip (property)

Defines a string value that provides complementary tooltip or help text information for the current element. Also see aria-label.

The purpose of aria-tooltip is to provide additional information that complements the label text. For example, if the visible label of a tab is "General", the value of aria-help may be, "Displays general preferences for the application, such as home page, history, and download preferences."

Authors SHOULD NOT provide a value for aria-tooltip that duplicates information already provided as all or part of the element's accessible name (label). Authors SHOULD NOT provide a value for @aria-tooltip if that information is already provided using the host language's tooltip attribute, such as @title in HTML.


Tooltip/Help Computation

1. If the element has a non-empty "aria-tooltip" attribute, user agents will expose the value of that attribute as the Tooltip/Help value in the accessibility API.
2. If the element has an explicitly empty "aria-tooltip" attribute, (aria-tooltip=""), user agents will expose no Tooltip/Help value in the accessibility API.
3. If the element has no "aria-tooltip" attribute, but the "aria-describedby" attribute references a single element whose role is "tooltip", user agents must calculate the description using the text alternative algorithm and expose that string as the Tooltip/Help value in the accessibility API.
4. Otherwise, if there is no ARIA-based tooltip, and the element includes the generic tooltip attribute (such as @title in HTML), and if the tooltip attribute has NOT been used in the name computation for the element, user agents MUST expose the value of the tooltip attribute (e.g. @title in HTML) as the Tooltip/Help value in the accessibility API.

Related Concepts

Help Tag (Apple Human Interface Guidelines)
http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AppleHIGuidelines/XHIGUsingTechnologies/XHIGUsingTechnologies.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30000355-TPXREF9

AXHelp (Apple AX API)
http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/Accessibility/Reference/AccessibilityLowlevel/AXAttributeConstants_h/CompositePage.html#//apple_ref/c/macro/kAXHelpAttribute

Cynthia, please provide a link to the UIA tooltip pattern you mentioned. I'll add it.
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