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RE: missing attribute/crowdsourcing (was Re: Discussion: Text Alternative Survey)

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:55:24 +0000
To: Matt May <mattmay@adobe.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Message-ID: <8DEFC0D8B72E054E97DC307774FE4B911A4FA658@DB3EX14MBXC303.europe.corp.microsoft.com>
I can see that there are a lot of images that wouldn't have a reasonable alt in isolation, but as Chaals said in the f2f, there must be a contextual reason they are being included in a web page (otherwise why include it), that reason presumably then lends itself to being an alt text.


From: public-html-a11y-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-a11y-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Matt May
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:47 PM
To: Laura Carlson
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force; David Singer
Subject: Re: missing attribute/crowdsourcing (was Re: Discussion: Text Alternative Survey)

I think what's on the wiki is as much detail as needs to be provided. I can't add anything to the discussion until someone explains why it was removed. If the answer is that authors are expected to provide @alt or an equivalent or else it's not valid, I guess that's one way to solve it, but I don't think that will be seen in a positive light by the broader WG. More than one person (including the editor) has complained that they can generate images for which they cannot also reliably generate @alt, and I expect that they will want that to be recognized as a common scenario.

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On Apr 27, 2010, at 3:29 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:


What I had was similar to:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/IssueAltAttribute#Missing_Attribute

Matt could you please explain more about the idea. If "missing" is to
go back in, we should have more details regarding it.
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 16:56:34 GMT

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