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Re: CP: role=img trumps empty alt (ISSUE-206: meta-generator)

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 04:23:51 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3eAWRECiY-zFGdmGhCw8x9dVyyxVV_yVdwnL2DHeeEE6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 4:10 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> I hereby offer an alternative change proposal that does NOT add any new
> attribute:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/RoleImgTrumpsEmptyAlt
> Please do not hesitate to provide feedback!

I don't think we need "a signal that the image is significant but in
lack of alternative text" as:

1. Developers can already distinguish images that are not significant
by adding @alt and images that are significant by omitting @alt.
2. AT interested in exposing images that might be significant to end
users already need to expose images with missing @alt.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 4 August 2012 03:24:40 UTC

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