JDK-4706779 : stddoclet: Add text equivalent of ASCII art in class tree for accessibility
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javadoc(tool)
  • Affected Version: 1.2.0,1.4.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: other,solaris_2.5
  • CPU: generic,sparc
  • Submitted: 2002-06-22
  • Updated: 2014-05-05
  • Resolved: 2002-09-28
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1.4.2 mantisFixed
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Duplicate :  
The ASCII class trees need equivalent text.

  Priority 1
  Section 508 1194.22(a)
      A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided 
      (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content)
  W3C Checkpoint 1.1
       "Text equivalents mus be provided for every non-text element ... 
        This includes ASCII art..."

The ASCII art under consideration is the vertical line, horizontal line 
and plus sign:


CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: mantis FIXED IN: mantis INTEGRATED IN: mantis mantis-b03

EVALUATION Important for accessibility. ###@###.### 2002-06-22 There are two ways to resolve this: - Put a <MAP title="xxx"> element around each piece of ASCII art, similar to that recommended for grouping links in a navigation bar - Replace the ASCII art with an image <IMG src="inherit.gif" alt="xxx"> The second approach would also make the appearance better, a long-needed enhancement. ###@###.### 2002-08-22 > What should the alt text be? > > The alt text should make sense when spoken by an accessibility program > to a non-sighted user in the context of the words before and after it. > For example, the above would be spoken as: > > "java-dot-lang-dot-Object is extended by com-dot-package-dot-Class1" > > Unfortunately, this is the reverse of the way we normally speak it. > > A) "is extended by" in all cases > B) Insert different strings for an interface "implemented by" a class > compared to an interface "extended by" an interface, > and a class "extended by" a class. > C) Drop the word "is" in proposal A or B: "extended by", "implemented by" > D) Other proposals? I vote C. I'd *definitely* distinguish extended and implemented. I agree that the "is" seems unnecessary, but I could go either way on it. Regards, ###@###.### Conclusion for alt text: interface "implemented by" class interface "extended by" interface class "extended by" class ###@###.### 2002-08-27 Decided to create a resources directory in the destination directory to hold non-HTML files that come from the source tree resources directory, such as inherit.gif and stylesheet.css. Equivalent to what is used in the MIF Doclet. ###@###.### 2002-08-29