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Re: UNS: RE: UNS: WCAG considering amending F65 to NOT fail missing ALT text if title or aria-label is present

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:02:18 +0000
Message-ID: <52947F9A.7070805@cfit.ie>
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
CC: 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, 'WCAG WG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi David,

> What I am getting from this discussion is that those who are in favour of the change to F65:
> - Want developers to understand the clear distinction between an HTML5 validation error and a WCAG failure F65 (which might change to allow aria-label, labelledby, and title)
> - Feel that it is more important that the API gets the right accName regardless of the mechnaism, than the "perception" by some developers that there is a conflict between the standards
> - That the 2009 document link you sent is not a task force document, but does represent the opinions of extensive discussion by stakeholders at the time

Good prešis of the current issue around this failure technique David, 
but please note Janinas reply to you - it was 'the official position' at 
the time (4 years ago). [1]

Thanks

Josh

[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-wai-pf/2009AprJun/0519.html
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