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Re: [Bug 12587] AT shouldn't see img@alt="" and img@role=presentation as 100% synonyms

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 11:06:20 -0700
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html-a11y-request@w3.org
Message-id: <A532C719-506D-4514-9E8F-8F23EE119303@apple.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>

On May 3, 2011, at 7:53 , Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:

> > 
> > <a href="green.html"><img role=presentation src="green.jpeg" 
> > alt="Green"></a>
> > 
> In this case it should be invalid to have role="presentation" on an element that has alt text that is not empty. Here the image is not presentational. Also, any image with a title attribute should not have role="presentation" either. 
> 
> 
> The only time role="presentation should be allowed on an image is when it does not have an form of alternative text such as:
> 


Flipping this over, you realize that you are saying that I would be prohibited from providing alt text on presentational images, i.e. I am not *allowed* to tell the viewer who does not see images that the page would have been green at this point?  That I do not need to, OK.  That I am not *allowed* to, well, that seems weird.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2011 18:06:54 GMT

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