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[Bug 7011] canvas accessible fallback provison is under specified

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:42:54 +0000
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--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-06-26 09:42:54 ---
> It is suggested that to make it practical for developers to provide fallback
> for disabled users who cannot access the image content directly a native method
> that allows the addition of text alternatives and an output method that inserts
> img elements as fallback content, is added to the canvas API.

It seems that a native method to add text alternative is equivalent to a method
to add text, which already exists:

    canvas.appendChild(document.createTextNode(alt));

I don't think that there would be any benefit to appending images per se; the
<img> elements would never be seen and the text alternative would be no better
than an actual text node.


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