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Re: [w3c/html] Why is there no alt attribute associated with the poster attribute on a video element (or, what's the accessible name calculation on a video element)? (#1431)

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 08:47:17 -0500
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@stevefaulkner Sorry mate, I reject that answer.

There is plenty out there today that is not supported by the browsers that
is still fully spec'ed out (I suggest you go look at how many @autocomplete
attributes are supported in browsers today for example), and I for one
personally think it's criminal that WHAT WG and the browser vendors,
through lack of imagination or understanding, continue to give the giant
middle finger to the non-sighted community. This is just another from the
list of "Ghost-of-hixie-past" problems that remains with HTML5 today.

@OwenEdwards The last time this was discussed, as I recall there was
considerable thought to moving this into ARIA where the browser vendors
will simply pass along the information to AT like all other ARIA
attributes. I think it may be time to resurface this to the ARIA WG.
Perhaps indeed it's time for @aria-posteralt

JF

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> be useful, browser vendors did not support this feature, without support
> from browser vendors to implement, there is no use in defining it in HTML.
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