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Re: HTML Alt Again

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:02:34 -0400
To: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170920120234.GW13771@rednote.net>
Thanks for the status check, Leonie. I confess I didn't check the time
stamp and I should have.

I'll file an issue on these inasmuch as they're popping to the top in
Google searches, and that's probably not what we want.

Janina

Léonie Watson writes:
> On 19/09/2017 20:25, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > We never solved the alt issue, and it remains problematic, imo. Anyone
> > disagree?
> > We have w3c.org guidance that proposes alt= text I would argue is far
> > too extensive for a proper alt.
> > 
> > See the following for an example:
> > https://www.w3.org/wiki/HTML/Elements/img#A_key_part_of_the_content
> > 
> 
> That wiki page was last modified in 2011 and it's out of date. It predates
> even the work done on alts by the HTML A11y TF in 2013/2014.
> 
> It, and other wiki pages like it, are a legacy from Hixie's time as editor
> of HTML at W3C. They should be curated and either removed or deleted.
> 
> The canonical guidance is now in the HTML specification itself:
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html52/semantics-embedded-content.html#alt-text
> 
> If there are points of concern with this content, please file issues here:
> https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/
> 
> Thanks
> Léonie.--
> @LeonieWatson @tink@toot.cafe tink.uk carpe diem

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