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

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 21:18:40 +0000
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--- Comment #51 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2010-10-12 21:18:38 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #50)
> (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.

That would indicate that @alt is an alternative text for the video element,
which it's not - the @title fulfills that role, IIUC. What I wanted to point
out is that there is a need for both, an alternative short text for the video
element and another one for the image. If @alt and @title satisfy that, fine.
But I think it may confuse authors as to the role that @alt plays, since in
other elements is the alternative text for the element, not for an attribute

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