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Re: ISSUE-31 Change Proposal

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 05:32:16 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1001300332n232e03abuf9164196d80fa80d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net>, zara <ecrire@catherine-roy.net>, Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>
Hi Maciej,

> Is this Change Proposal an alternative to the two submitted by Steve
> Faulkner, or is it meant to supersede them?

This change proposal is about replacing img guidance for conformance checkers.

This change proposal is a superset of Steve's first change proposal
[1]. This change proposal encompasses all of WAI CG's recommendations
on the matter. Whereas, Steve's first proposal concentrates on
role="presentation", aria-labelledby, and title.

This change proposal is a different matter than Steve's second
proposal [2]. That one splits out examples into their own "Best
Practices" document for a First Published Working Draft.

I support both of Steve's proposals. He suggested my proposal be a
separate proposal than his.

Best Regards,

[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20091203
[2] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20091209

On 1/29/10, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> Hi Laura,
> Is this Change Proposal an alternative to the two submitted by Steve
> Faulkner, or is it meant to supersede them?
> Regards,
> Maciej
> On Jan 28, 2010, at 2:18 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I have drafted a Change Proposal for HTML ISSUE-31.
>> Summary:
>> The current guidance for conformance checkers for Section the
>> img element is unclear and does not implement WAI CG's advice on the
>> validation of short text alternatives. This change proposal replaces
>> the current guidance with clear guidance that lists all required short
>> text alternative options that exist to be considered valid. It enables
>> automatic validators to programmatically detect the presence or
>> absence of text alternatives.
>> Full proposal is at:
>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126
>> Ideas for improvement are most welcome.
>> Thanks.
>> Best regards,
>> Laura
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson

Laura L. Carlson
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