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Re: HTML Alt Again

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex.ru>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:04:03 +0200
To: public-apa@w3.org
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On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:02:34 +0200, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>  
wrote:

> 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.

Indeed. But in as much as this stuff is clearly obsoleted, I think it  
would be appropriate to edit the Wiki poage and say "this is obsolete, the  
discussion was moved elsewhere..."

People can always ge the history of it out of the wiki if they need it.  
But having it indexed as is doesn't seem useful.

cheers

> 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 That wiki page was last modified in 2011 and it's out of date.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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