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a11y TF CfC to support "Modify img element section" change proposal for HTML issue 80

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 14:02:16 +0900
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100316050215.GC4398@sideshowbarker>
This is a call for consensus within the HTML a11y task force to
record support for the following task-force resolution:

[[
  RESOLUTION: The HTML Accessibility Task force resolves to
  support the change proposal "Modify img element section" at:

    http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20091203
]]

The "Modify img element section" change proposal relates to HTML
WG issue 80:

  http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/80

Issue-80 relates to the following section of the HTML5 spec:

  http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/text-level-semantics.html#the-img-element

More specifically, it relates to a subsection which defines
several steps that UAs should use to determine "caption
information" for an image when the src attribute is set on an img
element but the alt attribute is not. The "Modify img element
section" change proposal proposes that the following step -- which
is the first of the steps -- be removed:

  If the image has a title attribute whose value is not the empty
  string, then the value of that attribute is the caption
  information; abort these steps.

If you have comments about this proposed task-force resolution,
please send them by e-mail to this list prior to this Thursday's
task-force telcon.

  --Mike

-- 
Michael(tm) Smith
http://people.w3.org/mike
Received on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 05:02:20 GMT

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