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Re: Call for Consensus (CfC); Alt

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:47:36 +0200
To: "HTML Accessibility Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "janina@rednote.net" <janina@rednote.net>
Message-ID: <op.xgvm1mtwy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Thu, 29 May 2014 04:53:05 +0200, janina@rednote.net  
<janina@rednote.net> wrote:

> 1.)	HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives
> 	http://rawgit.com/w3c/alt-techniques/master/index.html
> QUESTION 1:	Does the Task Force
> 		a.)	Accept the changes identified above to this
> 		    document; and
> 		b.) Recommend that work on this document be terminated; and
> 		c.) Support publication of this document by the HTML-WG
> 		    as a W3C Note.

Yes to all sub-parts of the question.

> 2.)	HTML 5.0 Sec. Requirements for providing text to act as
> 	an alternative for images
> 	http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content.html#alt
> As noted above there have been significant edits to this section of the
> HTML 5.0 specification in order that this specification might best
> reflect current consensus best practice guidance regarding alt. These
> changes are documented by the following W3C Bugzilla bugs:

> 25264* <https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25264>
> - Pointer to additional resources in section on text alternatives for  
> images
> QUESTION 2:	Does the Task Force:
> 		a.)	Accept the changes identified above to this
> 		    specification; and

Yes, although I am not happy about the current content of  
http://www.w3.org/WAI/alt/ (included per bug 25264).

> 		b.) Recommend that work on this specification be terminated; and

No. It should be updated, at least to include longdesc in examples where  
the description in alt is long enough to be annoying for regular use. Some  
other edits would be helpful too - hopefully I will have time to propose  
them. However, they would be more editorial in nature (whereas the use of  
longdesc introduces a new feature).

> 		c.) Support publication of this section of the
> 		    specification  by the HTML-WG as part of W3C HTML 5.0.



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