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From: Ian Hickson via cvs-syncmail <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 02:03:54 +0000
To: public-html-commits@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1NdDY2-0003Oi-Mp@lionel-hutz.w3.org>
Update of /sources/public/html5/spec
In directory hutz:/tmp/cvs-serv13036

Modified Files:
	Overview.html 
Log Message:
Try to tweak the alt='' text repair requirements to be acceptable to more HTMLWG members. (whatwg r4649)

Index: Overview.html
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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.3702
retrieving revision 1.3703
diff -u -d -r1.3702 -r1.3703
--- Overview.html	4 Feb 2010 06:47:02 -0000	1.3702
+++ Overview.html	5 Feb 2010 02:03:51 -0000	1.3703
@@ -281,7 +281,7 @@
    <h1>HTML5</h1>
    <h2 class="no-num no-toc" id="a-vocabulary-and-associated-apis-for-html-and-xhtml">A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML</h2>
 
-   <h2 class="no-num no-toc" id="editor-s-draft-4-february-2010">Editor's Draft 4 February 2010</h2>
+   <h2 class="no-num no-toc" id="editor-s-draft-5-february-2010">Editor's Draft 5 February 2010</h2>
    <dl><dt>Latest Published Version:</dt>
     <dd><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/">http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/</a></dd>
     <dt>Latest Editor's Draft:</dt>
@@ -389,7 +389,7 @@
   specification's progress along the W3C Recommendation
   track.
 
-  This specification is the 4 February 2010 Editor's Draft.
+  This specification is the 5 February 2010 Editor's Draft.
   </p><!-- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH TO BE REMOVED OR EDITED WITHOUT TALKING TO IAN FIRST --><!-- relationship to other work (required) --><p>This specification is part of <a href="http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/">a
   larger specification</a> being produced by the <a href="http://www.whatwg.org/">WHATWG</a>, which is available under a
   license that permits reuse of the specification text.</p><!-- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH TO BE REMOVED OR EDITED WITHOUT TALKING TO IAN FIRST --><!-- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH TO BE REMOVED OR EDITED WITHOUT TALKING TO IAN FIRST --><!-- context and rationale (required) --><!-- (this text is from the RDFa+HTML spec --><p>This specification is an extension to the HTML5 language. All
@@ -15826,11 +15826,18 @@
 
   <p>User agents may always provide the user with the option to
   display any image, or to prevent any image from being
-  displayed. User agents may also apply image analysis heuristics to
-  help the user make sense of the image when the user is unable to
-  make direct use of the image, e.g. due to a visual disability or
-  because they are using a text terminal with no graphics
-  capabilities.</p>
+  displayed. User agents may also apply other heuristics to help the
+  user make sense of the image when the user is unable to make direct
+  use of the image, e.g. due to a visual disability or because they
+  are using a text terminal with no graphics capabilities. Such
+  heuristics could include, for instance, optical character
+  recognition (OCR) of text found within the image.</p>
+
+  <p class="warning">While user agents are encouraged to repair cases
+  of missing <code title="attr-img-alt"><a href="#attr-img-alt">alt</a></code> attributes, authors
+  must not rely on such behaviour. <a href="#alt">Requirements for
+  providing text to act as an alternative for images are
+  described in detail below.</a></p>
 
   <p>The <em>contents</em> of <code><a href="#the-img-element">img</a></code> elements, if any, are
   ignored for the purposes of rendering.</p>
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