W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-bugzilla@w3.org > March 2010

[Bug 9080] Confusing alt text in the second The Lady of Shalott example

From: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 22:28:23 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1Nw0xz-0004Sz-1z@wiggum.w3.org>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9080


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |




--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-03-28 22:28:22 ---
I had missed the link. The link makes the entire example very poor form, as
there is no indication to the non-AT user that the image is a link —
semantically, it is marked up as a figure, in fact. If the goal is to link to
something, best practices should make it clear what is being linked.

Furthermore, hiding non-obvious information such as the reason that the image
is applicable (that is has anything to do with the poem, for instance) in
alternative text that is not visible to visual UAs actually leads to a poor
accessibility experience for users without ATs! We should make sure pages are
accessible to all.

This example should be changed to be accessible to all.


-- 
Configure bugmail: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the QA contact for the bug.
Received on Sunday, 28 March 2010 22:28:24 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Sunday, 28 March 2010 22:28:35 GMT