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RE: H86: Providing text alternatives for ASCII art, emoticons, and leetspeak

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:22:53 +0000
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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My question to Steve that he may have missed was ”what’s wrong with the abbr example?” but David you seem to be raising an argument for not using abbr, which would suggest also removing H28 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20150226/H28).

Any additional information is appreciated!

From: David MacDonald [mailto:david100@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 6:29 PM
To: Steve Faulkner
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: H86: Providing text alternatives for ASCII art, emoticons, and leetspeak

Agree that we could drop the abbr. It's kind of a hack, and JAWS has abbr support turned off by default, so the abbr may not even speak.


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On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com<mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com>> wrote:

suggest adding ARIA-fied example (from html5 spec)

<figure role="img" aria-labelledby="fish-caption"
   o           .'`/
     '      /  (
   O    .-'` ` `'-._      .')
      _/ (o)        '.  .' /
      )       )))     ><  <
      `\  |_\      _.'  '. \
        '-._  _ .-'       '.)
    jgs     `\__\
   <figcaption id="fish-caption">
    <cite>Joan G. Stark, "fish"</cite>.
    October 1997. ASCII on electrons. 28×8.

Also question the use of <abbr> in this technique:
<abbr title="Austin Rocks">Au5t1N r0xx0rz</abbr>


HTML 5.1<http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>

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