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[Bug 8645] Alt text for images

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Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:01:20 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8645


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-06 12:01:20 ---
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Status: Did Not Understand Request
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Please file just one issue per bug.

Regarding #1, I do not see how the alt="" text advice applies to anything other
than <img>. It seems very specific to <img> and seems like it would do the most
good slap bang in the middle of that section, in the author's face, as it were.
An appendix is too easy to ignore ("I'll read that accessibility stuff later").

Regarding #2, the spec already seems to say what you are asking for.

Regarding #3, why would the title="" attribute on the element itself be less
good that the figure caption, given that there might be multiple images in the
figure?

Regarding #4, WCAG is already mentioned in the "recommended reading" section.
The #text-equiv part doesn't seem to say anything that isn't already covered in
more detail by HTML5, though, so referencing it in that section doesn't seem
especially useful to readers.

Regarding #5, what's wrong with aria-describedby?


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