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RE: Headings in comments

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:50:43 +0000
To: Mike Gifford <mike@openconcept.ca>, Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>
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Is this for visual layout so people can see where the comments and their relationship or for screen reader users? If the latter, I would propose regions and call it comments. Using a div with the correct ARIA attribute would work.


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From: Mike Gifford [mailto:mike@openconcept.ca]
Sent: Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:15 PM
To: Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>
Cc: w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Headings in comments

I think we’ve got this settled in Drupal 8.

By default headings are enabled in comments (H2-H6).

We discussed this and would like to see the ability to position the top header under whatever header that comment will be positioned in, but at this stage there isn’t a sweet universal way to do this. Maybe in HTML 6.

YouTube & Disqus are not good examples of accessibility.

If someone is writing a detailed comment, they should be able to break it down into sections that allow for greater readability/navigation.

If you’re restricting the length of the comments to say 250 characters then you might as well eliminate the headings. If you don’t restrict the length of the comments you should restrict the structure.


On Nov 29, 2017, at 7:40 PM, Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de<mailto:tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>> wrote:


I was wondering about the best practices for headings in comments.

I looked at the comments on youtube and disqus and found that neither
have headings. It would also be hard to tell which part of a comment
qualifies as a useful title.

Do you think that each comment should have its own heading to allow easy
navigation? Or should headings in comments be omitted in order not to
clutter the document outline?


Mike Gifford, President, OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
Drupal 8 Core Accessibility Maintainer - https://drupal.org/user/27930

Twitter: @mgifford @openconcept_ca

Open source web development for social change - http://openconcept.ca

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