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[Bug 9213] HTML5 Lacks a Way to Programmatically-Determine Missing Text Alternatives

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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:43:36 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9213

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |LATER
         AssignedTo|ian@hixie.ch                |contributor@whatwg.org
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement

--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-06-13 23:43:33 UTC ---
Before it would be reasonable to deploy something like this in HTML proper, we
should first determine whether this is something that authors are likely to
actually use.

I would recommend defining a class name, e.g. "alt-missing-intentionally", that
could be handled in the way described above, and then encouraging people who
need this feature to use that for now. If it takes off, then it would make
sense to anoint it in the spec.

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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: none yet
Rationale: I have marked this LATER so that we can look at this again once
people have had a chance to demonstrate the authoring demand for this feature.

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