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Re: HTML5 alt text advice update

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:27:02 -0400
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'Steve Faulkner'" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "kirsten@can-adapt.com" <kirsten@can-adapt.com>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130709212702.GB7901@concerto.rednote.net>
Hi, Paul:

Steve has previously posted to the TF, the WG re edits he has made.
These have also been discussed on TF calls.

The HTML Facilitators telecon this past Monday looked at remaining
language edits for Sec. 4.9.1.X, the portions of the HTML spec relating
to the alt attribute on the image element. We agreed on the changes we
want to present to the TF and expect we will spend a good deal of the TF
call this Thursday looking at this language.

Unless there's significant disagreement in the TF, we will probably move
toward closure on this issue.

Janina

Paul Cotton writes:
> What is the status of the "alt text advice" work?  
> 
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David MacDonald [mailto:david100@sympatico.ca] 
> Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 3:36 AM
> To: 'Steve Faulkner'; 'HTML Accessibility Task Force'
> Cc: kirsten@can-adapt.com
> Subject: RE: HTML5 alt text advice update
> 
> I went through all the sections listed below, and filed a few bugs as suggestions... great work Steve...
> 
> Cheers
> David MacDonald
> 
> CanAdapt Solutions Inc.
>   Adapting the web to all users
>             Including those with disabilities www.Can-Adapt.com
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
> Sent: June-06-13 9:14 AM
> To: HTML Accessibility Task Force
> Subject: HTML5 alt text advice update
> 
> Hi all,
> I have updated/added the following subsections in the HTML 5.1 spec.
> So they are ready for review. Any sections from
> 
> 'Requirements for providing text to act as an alternative for images'
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#alt
> 
> not listed below are still in progress.
> 
> A link or button containing nothing but an image
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#a-link-
> or-button-containing-nothing-but-an-image
> Images of Text
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#images-
> of-text
> 
> Images that include text
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#images-
> that-include-text
> 
> A purely decorative image that doesn't add any information http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#a-purel
> y-decorative-image-that-doesn%27t-add-any-information
> 
> A group of images that form a single larger picture with no links http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#a-group
> -of-images-that-form-a-single-larger-picture-with-no-links
> 
> A group of images that form a single larger picture with links http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#a-group
> -of-images-that-form-a-single-larger-picture-with-links
> 
> An image not intended for the user
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#an-imag
> e-not-intended-for-the-user
> 
> Icons
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#icons
> 
> 
> --
> 
> Regards
> 
> SteveF
> HTML 5.1
> 
> 
> 
> 

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Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
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