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[Bug 9081] Confusing alt text in the fourth The Lady of Shalott example

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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:26:09 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9081


steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #5 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-03-29 10:26:09 ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> I didn't mention AT users. I said non-graphical users. For examples, users of
> Lynx or Firefox with images disabled. Accessibility is about _all_ users, not
> just those with ATs.

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Status: "Rejected"
Change Description: "no spec change" 
Rationale: 

I do not consider that the resulting text would be confusing for users of lynx,
for example, users can configure the lynx browser to turn every image into a
link to the image, in this case your suggestion of alt="" would be far more
confusing as it provides no indication of what the image is. 

Firefox is a graphical browser for which the user has turned images off, it's
representation (or lack of) of text alternatives and images is based on what is
currently recommended in HTML5, to my understanding this is not a
recommendation based on or having consensus within the HTML wg, and may be
subject to change. So at this time I do not intend to base best practice advice
on firefox's behaviour.

please feel free to escalatae the issue to the html issue tracker.


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