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

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:42:08 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10642

--- Comment #12 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2010-09-30 12:42:08 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #7)
> > I'm confused. Why would you (a blind user) want to know what the poster frame
> > is? How does it affect you?
> Like Artur explained in comment #10, an image can set the mood or convey
> meaning to the overall context. Excluding blind users from this information
> would be discriminating.
> Please see HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives [1] for
> further information (see also bug #9845).
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/#images-enhance

Note: currently you MUST NOT add a text alternative to images that may set the
mood or convey meaning to the overall context in HTML5
(http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#a-purely-decorative-image-that-doesn-t-add-any-information)

> Please see HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives [1] for
> further information (see also bug #9845).
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/#images-enhance

Has been raised as an issue by ian and is the subject of a call for change
proposals
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/122

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