[whatwg] How to render typographic puns in HTML5 -- aside, legend, alt, other?

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 16:26:06 PDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM, David Dailey <ddailey at zoominternet.net> wrote:
> I know that there are a variety of accessibility things in HTML5. Take a
> look at this small collection of simple typographic puns, currently rendered
> in SVG:
> http://cs.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/2011/simplePuns.svg
> I've added <title> and <desc> to these in a way to explain the sometimes
> visual effects to audiences that might not be reached by ordinary assistive
> technology. The use of the mouse or examination of the source should reveal
> what I'm up to.
> Question: how would you folks advise doing this in HTML5. Legend was the
> thing that came to mind, but it looks as though it's not usable everywhere.
> Aside seems to have slightly different semantics, since it is not so much an
> aside as an explanation.  Maybe this is where a micro-format is appropriate?

<figure> and <figcaption> are likely the semantic you're looking for.


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