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Re: Jon Gunderson: HTML Specifications for Accessibility

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 08:28:15 -0600
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To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, Daniel Dardailler <Daniel.Dardailler@sophia.inria.fr>, w3c-wai-hc@w3.org
Cc: jongund@uiuc.edu, chris@w3.org
Great!  I am glad this is space for it in CSS 2.0.  I am not sure what
"generatred text" means.  But I would like to propose the use of a new
style attribute to add text labels to selectors.  Using styles would give
persons with disabilities the capability to customize the labels to their
own needs.  

What can I do to help foster this proposal?


At 09:02 PM 11/3/97 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:
>On Nov 3, 12:17pm, Dave Raggett wrote:
>> At one point there was a proposal for inserting text before or after
>> an element. Sadly this was rejected by the CSS and FP working group.
>To be more specific: there have been several proposals for generated
>text and it was agreed that CSS 2.0 would not proceed to Proposed
>Recommendation status until it was able to render the content of ALT
>attributes (which implies being able to deal with generated text, and
>also to get at the value of attributes).
>One proposal, which would have provided richly styled generated text, as
>rejected as being too complex. A following proposal was rejected as being
>too simple and not meeting the needs of designers. Murray Maloney argued
>persuasively that generated text was needed, and at his suggestion the CSS2
>specification has a placeholder for the section on generated text.
>Any contributions to filling in that placeholder are of course welcome.
>Chris Lilley, W3C                          [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
>Graphics and Fonts Guy            The World Wide Web Consortium
>http://www.w3.org/people/chris/              INRIA,  Projet W3C
>chris@w3.org                       2004 Rt des Lucioles / BP 93
>+33 (0)4 93 65 79 87       06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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