UI/accessibility dev advice needed on change 150546

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Apr 27 05:49:12 UTC 2023

The gla11y tool was implemented to ensure accessibility and is required. 
Silencing a warning is only appropriate for static strings; see 
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Accessibility for more info.

The browselabel seems to be a (dynamic) label for the GtkEntry browseurl, and 
should provide a mnemonic. An example for the dynamic part might be the sortkey.ui.

On 27.04.23 06:19, Lionel Élie Mamane wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm reviewing https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/150546
> by Nirnay. It adds a .ui file, and a "make" outputs warning like
> WARNING: 'GtkLabel' 'browselabel' does not specify what it labels within 'GtkFrame' 'frame1'
> The other preexisting .ui files also generate a bunch of them, but
> they are silenced in a .suppr file...
> What is our policy on this? Should/can Nirnay just silence them, too,
> by adding them to the .suppr file? I guess not. Please tell Nirnay
> what he should do in respect of this; I'd rather not commit as is
> with the warning (nor simply suppressing them) unless a
> UI/accessibility knowledgeable persons signs off on it
> (the rest of the change is nearly ready to merge, and should be
>   completely ready within an hour so.)
> Thanks in advance,
> Lionel

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