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[Bug 9215] Provide a Webcam example that is in accord with WCAG 2 or Defer to "HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives"

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Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 08:56:36 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-03-23 08:56:36 ---
I don't understand. How could alternative text (as opposed to caption text,
which HTML5 currently requires be provided in the absence of alternative text
for this exact case) be provided for an image whose contents are known to
nobody at all?

Could you provide an example of what the alt="" text for the webcams on one of
the following could be? A link to where WCAG2 says how to handle these would be
good too.


I'm eager to make the spec provide the best advice possible for authors, but I
really don't see what we can say about webcams beyond what we already say.

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