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Re: Request to re-open issue 131

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:18:06 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vku5kf3o7YdO7oSfdgC+Sfd=i3-v3sMMrC1_dsCisdAkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Hi Sam,

Issue is that there is NO IMPLEMENTATION REQUIREMENT SPECIFIED in HTML5 to
provide input device independent access to title attribute content.

the nearest that the spec gets is this statement

"User agents are encouraged to make it possible to view tooltips
without the use of a pointing device, since not all users are able to
use pointing devices." [1]

So how can I bridge the gap when there is  NO IMPLEMENTATION
REQUIREMENT SPECIFIED?

[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-title-attribute-0

regards
Stevef

On 11 December 2011 16:27, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> On 12/10/2011 05:23 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>>
>> Hi SAm
>>
>> you wrote:
>>
>> ">  Is it fair to assume that this information is relevant to Issue 192?"
>>
>> I think it is fair to assume that this information is relevant to:
>>
>> ISSUE-182: Advice in spec about annotations promotes inacces sible content
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/182
>>
>> ISSUE-190: Replace poor coding example for figure with multiple images
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/190
>>
>> ISSUE-192: title attribute definition does not match reality
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/192
>>
>> and the request to re-open Issue 80 (in regards to title/alt attribute
>> conformance
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/notitle
>
>
> If you can bridge the gap between "publicly stated that they have no plans
> to"[1] and "stating that they won't implement what is the W3C Working
> Draft"[2], then I would say that that would be considered a strong
> objection.
>
>> regards
>> Stevefss
>s
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2011Dec/0013.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2011Dec/0012.html



-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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