New properties for StatusNotifierItem: Accessible Label (1/3)
aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Mon Feb 7 11:51:36 CET 2011
> > Yeah, in talking to the a11y folks they like tooltips, but they really
> > wanted another label as sometimes the tooltips don't describe the icon
> > enough for a blind user to know what it means.
> this is true for traditional tooltips, but the ones in a SNI are not like
> those tooltips at all: they have titles, subtext, etc. they are supposed to,
> in an SNI, be fully descriptive. are the a11y folks aware of those
> differences between SNI tooltips and "normal" ones on e.g. pushbuttons?
> what this denotes to me is that maybe we need to revamp the documentation
> around tooltips (and as marco pointed out on irc earlier today, perhaps that
> was an unfortunate name to choose in the spec :/ ) so that this is very
> clear to app devs too.
What would help is if the tooltip was using semantic markup, instead of a
subset of html. Think about something like this:
<icon src="amarok.png" alt="Amarok"/>
<body>Currently playing: Qt 4 dance by Trolltech</body>
With such a format, it would be possible to extract meaningful information for
Heck, this could even be somehow standardized to also work for notifications
(/me looks at this thread slowly drowning into markup bikeshed)
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