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May 11 2015, 12:50 PM (132 w, 2 d)
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Yesterday

RexxS added a comment to T181173: Improve accessibility by encouraging editors to add captions to tables.

Many screen readers have the ability to call up a list of table captions and allow the user to jump directly to a table, which is very helpful for users who wish to revisit a table, or just look up information from a particular table. Where a table immediately follows a section heading, the caption becomes somewhat redundant if it simply repeats the heading, because screen readers can generally navigate to particular sections (and many users will be accustomed to navigating Wikipedia articles in that manner).

Wed, Nov 22, 8:57 PM · VisualEditor, Accessibility, VisualEditor-EditingTools, VisualEditor-Tables

Sat, Nov 18

RexxS added a comment to T180867: Support scope for columns and rows in tables.

The choice of cells for markup for row headers and row scope is rather more problematical. Priority should be on adding scope for column headers as that should be easily achievable and much less likely to encounter opposition.

Sat, Nov 18, 11:40 AM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Aug 5 2017

RexxS updated the task description for T170553: [Wikimania doc sprint] Focus: Wikidata in Wikipedia.
Aug 5 2017, 6:48 PM · Wikidata, Documentation, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Apr 15 2017

RexxS added a comment to T64671: VisualEditor: Be able to set an item's size in upright terms in the media edit dialog.

I think that whatever solution is reached, it should comply with relevant policies on the Wikipedias that are affected by it. On enwiki, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Image_use_policy#Displayed_image_size), the following policy is in place:

Apr 15 2017, 5:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Jun 30 2016

RexxS added a comment to T76229: [Story] create demo infoboxes.

On English Wikipedia we have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Wikidata and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:WikidataIB as examples of using Lua to get values from Wikidata. Each of them deals with multiple values for a property reasonably well in most cases, particularly when the values represent items that are internally wiki-linked.

Jun 30 2016, 4:17 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Story, Need-volunteer, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient

Apr 13 2016

RexxS added a comment to T91201: Accessibility settings/preferences.

Just to answer the question in your example: although all text is related to a font-size setting, images are generally not sized in relation to the base font size. In other words, zoom is not synonymous with changing font size. Of course registered users wanting to change the balance between image size and font size don't need buttons to change font size, as they can set different default image sizes in their preferences.

Apr 13 2016, 9:46 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikimania-Hackathon-2015, MediaWiki-User-preferences, Design, Accessibility, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015

Mar 27 2016

RexxS added a comment to T103092: [Story] research editing on clients.

One of the problems that you will encounter is that the contents of an infobox are ultimately subject to consensus on individual articles (on the English Wikipedia at least). That implies, for example, that a "town template" can't have "country_required=true" coded into it as that level of decision-making is presently delegated to individual articles that use the template. The best we could accomplish without further central consensus is to ensure that an individual article can set something like "|country=_NODISPLAY_" which would override any template settings and suppress the display of the country field.

Mar 27 2016, 8:47 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Story, Wikidata

Sep 23 2015

RexxS added a comment to T109915: Improve color palette to comply with WCAG 2.0 min level AA and color-deficiency-friendly. .

The point about AAA-compliance is that we should be reaching it unless it is impractical to do so, when we can fall back to AA levels. Normally where we are simply picking a background/foreground combination, there is never a reason good enough to not comply with AAA, but when we have two different text colours that have to be distinguishable from each other as well as the background, there will arise circumstances when AAA is simply not possible. One example is when you are obliged to stick with greyscale or a single hue. There just isn't sufficient room for the contrast required by AAA at normal text sizes.

Sep 23 2015, 11:38 PM · MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-09-20_(1.28.0-wmf.20)), User-notice, OOjs-UI (OOjs-UI-0.17.9), UI-Standardization-Kanban, Accessibility, UI-Standardization

Sep 19 2015

RexxS updated subscribers of T111117: [EPIC] Enhance accessibility of OOjs UI & MediaWiki UI library / LSG / MediaWiki General to screen readers and color-deficient users.
Sep 19 2015, 10:36 PM · UI-Standardization, Epic, UI-Standardization-Kanban, WikimediaUI Style Guide, Accessibility, OOjs-UI
RexxS updated subscribers of T91201: Accessibility settings/preferences.
Sep 19 2015, 10:34 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikimania-Hackathon-2015, MediaWiki-User-preferences, Design, Accessibility, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015
RexxS updated subscribers of T88023: Create landmarks for screen reader.
Sep 19 2015, 10:33 PM · Accessibility, WikimediaUI Style Guide
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T69195: Accessibility for keyboard users and screen readers in CPB.
Sep 19 2015, 10:33 PM · Compact-Personal-Bar-Beta, Accessibility, MediaWiki-extensions-VectorBeta
RexxS updated subscribers of T109915: Improve color palette to comply with WCAG 2.0 min level AA and color-deficiency-friendly. .
Sep 19 2015, 10:32 PM · MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-09-20_(1.28.0-wmf.20)), User-notice, OOjs-UI (OOjs-UI-0.17.9), UI-Standardization-Kanban, Accessibility, UI-Standardization

Jul 13 2015

RexxS updated subscribers of T103092: [Story] research editing on clients.
Jul 13 2015, 7:29 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Story, Wikidata

May 11 2015

RexxS added a comment to T57674: No paragraphs/linebreaks in references by inserting empty lines.

This issue manifests itself most often when using "bundled references" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources#Bundling_citations - where a single citation calls up multiple sources. Semantically references are a list and what we really ought to be doing is for the bundled references to be a nested list within one item of the overall list. However, the visual presentation of references is often the dominant factor among editors and they try to make each reference in the bundle display on a new line. This is sometimes implemented by inserting a raw <p> tag into the wikitext to create a paragraph and that is (i) semantically incorrect; and (ii) an annoyance for users of screen readers. Using <br> is similarly problematical.

May 11 2015, 1:13 PM · Cite, Wikisource, MediaWiki-Parser