[uf-discuss] Re: One more shot at accessible hCalendar

Adam Craven - Four Shapes adam.craven at fourshapes.com
Sat May 17 15:14:22 PDT 2008

I'm wondering, can you also configure screen readers to expand out  
titles on any elements?


On 17 May 2008, at 22:46, Toby A Inkster wrote:

>> If the problem is 'machine readable dates get read out sometimes' I
>> don't see how the data: prefix solves that.
> Screen readers may be configured to read out the title attribute for  
> <abbr> and <acronym>; perhaps also <a> and <img>. But they don't  
> automatically read out the contents of the title attribute in the  
> general case. The title attribute on <span> or <div> or <table> or  
> <b> or whatever will not be read out -- data can safely be kept there.
> What is needed is a signal to parsers to tell them when to use  
> element content, and when to use the title attribute. The  
> "traditional" microformats method is:
> 	* If element==<abbr>, then title attribute
> 	* Else, element content.
> Adding support for the "data:" prefix, this becomes:
> 	* If title attribute contains 'data:', then the remainder
> 	  of the title attribute
> 	* Else if element==<abbr>, then title attribute
> 	* Else, element content.
> -- 
> Toby A Inkster
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