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

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 21:04:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10642

--- Comment #50 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2010-10-12 21:04:32 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #49)
> (In reply to comment #44)

> I would, however, think that introduction of a new element inside the video
> element is overkill. I was simply thinking of the following as being
> sufficient:
> 
> <video src="video.ogv" poster="image.png" posteralt="Ian Hickson - editor of
> HTML5 spec" title="a video about HTML5" controls>
> </video>

> The descriptive and transcriptive texts are very important, but they are for
> after you have made the decision to consume the video. The alt texts are input
> into making the decision to view the video, just like the poster is for people
> with sight.

Instead of a new @posteralt, how about simply @alt?

<video src="video.ogv" poster="image.png" alt="Ian Hickson - editor of
 HTML5 spec" title="a video about HTML5" controls>
</video>

Video@alt would not need to be direcly linked to the poster, specificly - it
should play the same role: be a text whichs offers intput into making the
decision to view the video.

To reuse @alt would proably make it simpler to implement in existing user
agents.

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