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[Bug 10642] No alternative text description for video key frame (poster)

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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 15:59:52 +0000
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Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

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--- Comment #40 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2010-10-04 15:59:48 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #39)
> I wonder if this is a confused proposal.  The poster frame is an alternative to
> the video, before it's playing/loaded.  Surely we should have
> a) short alternative text for the audio/video

IMO, whether you call it a "short alternative text for the audio/video" or a
"poster alt" is just a matter of perspective. We can look at the poster image
as some kind of "visul short text". (Btw, indeed, sometimes the poster contains
text ...)

> b) a link to a transcript
> c) a link to a long description

+1

> of the multimedia itself, not the proxy for it?

Would it not be most meaningful if the short alternative text has the same
message as the poster? Perhaps, sometimes it tell more than the poster tells -
perhaps even something other than what the poster tells, but it seems logical
that they are related.

Also, sometimes a poster plays a double role: a img role and a poster role.

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