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Re: [ Re: alt tags - a moot point? ] ; xml + accessibility-agents?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:42:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: "S. Champ" <s-champ@pacbell.net>
cc: "Benjamin J. Simpson" <bsimpson@arc.nasa.gov>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0007130440050.30757-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, XHTML already has the object element, which allows for pretty much
whatever alternative content you can dream up, including other object
elements. An interesting alternative is the SVG approach, wich goes one
further, providing for title and desc (description) elements as children of
any g (group) - these can have content which is simple text, or which is rich
and useful XML...

The draft note accessibility features of SVG -
http://www.w3.org/1999/09/SVG-access demonstrates some of this.


Charles McCN

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, S. Champ wrote:

  > "Benjamin J. Simpson" wrote:
  > What do you think?
  that a web-UA-vendor somewhere should resolve the issue with some XML elements
  &such; , which could hopefully be included in XHTML.  
  are there any accessibility-agent (?) vendors using xml in their systems, yet?
  -- s.c.

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