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Re: [whatwg] @aria-labelledby | Re: @generator-unable-to-provide-required-alt, figure with figcaption

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:29:26 +0100
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> Am 17.06.2013 um 11:35 schrieb Steve Faulkner:
> >> Is there a chance that use of aria-labelledby is added to the spec
> >> ( Guidance for markup generators, Guidance for
> >> conformance checkers) as alternative to figure with figcaption or the title
> >> attribute? I'd like to suggest this. It does make equally sense in my
> >> opinion and I think I've described the use case in this thread:
> >>
> >> -- markup generator has no alt-text for an image
> >> -- image has a caption that should be immediately visible and possibly
> >> contain markup => no title attribute
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >> -- it is not known whether the image can be moved somewhere else in the
> >> document => no figure with figcaption
> >>
> >
> > the restriction on figure/figcaption is only in the whawtg spec not the W3C
> > HTML spec as it was not deemed a useful or practical restriction when
> > reviewed by the HTML WG.
> Sounds lovely, this would indeed solve my use case.
> I don't know how to asses that the restriction is dropped in a W3C draft but still included in the WHATWG
>  version, though. Is this consensus and likely to become standard or still very uncertain territory?
The changes to the figure element I cited from the HTML 5.1 draft are also
in the HTML5 draft [1] (There were no objections to the changes) which gets
published as a working draft periodically, it is expected to by published
as a recommendation in 2014,

The WHATWG spec is a (major) source for the W3C HTML spec. We cherry-pick
commits to the WHATWG spec to add to the HTML spec. Uncontroversial changes
such as bug fixes, editorial tweaks, new features proposals that the HTML
WG members have no issue with, get added on a weekly basis. We also do our
own commits to the spec, for example I make improvements to the authoring
advice and requirements and accessibility implementation stuff after
discussions on the HTML list or in response to bug

> Regards
> Martin
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Mar/0003.html



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