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Subject: Re: [office] Important question from Accessibility SC

+1 adding an Attribute

Would this alt attribute also mean that ODF is "optimized for processing"?  Like those guys over at ECMA? :)


On 4/26/06, Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net> wrote:

Good question!

In terms of "textual description" I am not sure that reuse of draw:name,
for example, would be appropriate. Those attributes already have
legitimate uses and "reuse" might step on some of those uses.

With that in mind, I think adding an attribute would be the best way to
handle this issue.

Hope you are having a great day!


Nathaniel S Borenstein wrote:

> The accessibility committee has a question that it wishes to pose to
> the full TC.
> There are several places where ODF currently lacks a way to specify an
> alternative textual description of a non-textual object.  In such
> cases, we could either invent a new tag or reuse an existing tag in
> what seems (to us) to be a reasonable way.  In particular, we're
> wondering whether or not we can simply use draw:name, svg:desc, and
> office:name for such a purpose.  Would the TC recommend doing so, or
> would it be preferable for us to create a new tag such as svg:title?
>  Obviously either approach will work, but we aren't sure which is
> better.  All opinions are invited.  -- Nathaniel

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

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