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[Bug 9217] New: Remove the Paragraph-Section-Heading loophole for not providing a text alternative.

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Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:43:35 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-9217-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9217

           Summary: Remove the Paragraph-Section-Heading loophole for not
                    providing a text alternative.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/text-level-
                    semantics.html#unknown-images
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, a11y_text-alt
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-
                    html-a11y@w3.org
        Depends on: 8171


SPEC SECTION:

Images whose contents are not known [1] 

BUG DESCRIPTION:

The third bullet: "The img element is part of the only paragraph directly in
its section, and is the only img element without an alt attribute in its
section, and its section has an associated heading" seems to be an unnecessary
loophole for not providing a text alternative as well as unnecessarily complex
for tools and authors.

Is there any rationale for this loophole?

Please remove this exception. 

REFERENCES:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/text-level-semantics.html#unknown-images [1]

HTML5 ISSUE AND CHANGE PROPOSAL:

This is associated with HTML TRACKER ISSUE-31 
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/31

Change Proposal: Replace img Guidance for Conformance Checkers:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126


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