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Make it clear that images on web sites don't fall into the 'private communication' bucket. (whatwg r2983)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 06:32:44 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
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Make it clear that images on web sites don't fall into the 'private
communication' bucket. (whatwg r2983)

4.8.2.1.11 An image in an e-mail or private document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images
http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.1.2147.html#an-image-in-an-e-mail-or-private-document-intended-for-a-specific-person-who-is-known-to-be-able-to-view-images
4.8.2.1.10 An image not intended for the user
http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.1.2147.html#an-image-not-intended-for-the-user
4.8.2.1.12 General guidelines
http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.1.2147.html#general-guidelines

http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.diff.html
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.2146&r2=1.2147&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=2982&to=2983

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--- Overview.html	25 Apr 2009 20:20:55 -0000	1.2146
+++ Overview.html	25 Apr 2009 21:31:08 -0000	1.2147
@@ -516,7 +516,7 @@
          <li><a href="#a-group-of-images-that-form-a-single-larger-picture-with-links"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.8 </span>A group of images that form a single larger picture with links</a></li>
          <li><a href="#a-key-part-of-the-content"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.9 </span>A key part of the content</a></li>
          <li><a href="#an-image-not-intended-for-the-user"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.10 </span>An image not intended for the user</a></li>
-         <li><a href="#an-image-in-an-e-mail-or-document-intended-for-a-specific-person-who-is-known-to-be-able-to-view-images"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.11 </span>An image in an e-mail or document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images</a></li>
+         <li><a href="#an-image-in-an-e-mail-or-private-document-intended-for-a-specific-person-who-is-known-to-be-able-to-view-images"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.11 </span>An image in an e-mail or private document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images</a></li>
          <li><a href="#general-guidelines"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.12 </span>General guidelines</a></li>
          <li><a href="#guidance-for-markup-generators"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.13 </span>Guidance for markup generators</a></li>
          <li><a href="#guidance-for-conformance-checkers"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.14 </span>Guidance for conformance checkers</a></ol></ol></li>
@@ -15539,15 +15539,18 @@
   views, then the <code title="attr-img-alt"><a href="#attr-img-alt">alt</a></code> attribute must
   be the empty string.<p>In such cases, the <code title="attr-dim-width"><a href="#attr-dim-width">width</a></code> and
   <code title="attr-dim-height"><a href="#attr-dim-height">height</a></code> attributes should both
-  be set to zero.<h6 id="an-image-in-an-e-mail-or-document-intended-for-a-specific-person-who-is-known-to-be-able-to-view-images"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.11 </span>An image in an e-mail or document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images</h6><p>When an image is included in a communication (such as an HTML
-  e-mail) aimed at someone who is known to be able to view images,
-  the <code title="attr-img-alt"><a href="#attr-img-alt">alt</a></code> attribute may be
-  omitted. However, even in such cases it is strongly recommended
+  be set to zero.<h6 id="an-image-in-an-e-mail-or-private-document-intended-for-a-specific-person-who-is-known-to-be-able-to-view-images"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.11 </span>An image in an e-mail or private document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images</h6><p><em>This section does not apply to documents that are publicly
+  accessible, or whose target audience is not necessarily personally
+  known to the author, such as documents on a Web site, e-mails sent
+  to public mailing lists, or software documentation.</em><p>When an image is included in a private communication (such as an
+  HTML e-mail) aimed at a specific person who is known to be able to
+  view images, the <code title="attr-img-alt"><a href="#attr-img-alt">alt</a></code> attribute may
+  be omitted. However, even in such cases it is strongly recommended
   that alternative text be included (as appropriate according to the
-  kind of image involved, as described in the above entries), so
-  that the e-mail is still usable should the user use a mail client
-  that does not support images, or should the e-mail be forwarded on
-  to other users whose abilities might not include easily seeing
+  kind of image involved, as described in the above entries), so that
+  the e-mail is still usable should the user use a mail client that
+  does not support images, or should the document be forwarded on to
+  other users whose abilities might not include easily seeing
   images.<h6 id="general-guidelines"><span class="secno">4.8.2.1.12 </span>General guidelines</h6><p>The most general rule for writing alternative text is that the
   intent is that replacing every image with the text of its <code title="attr-img-alt"><a href="#attr-img-alt">alt</a></code> attribute not change the meaning of
   the page.<p>So, in general, alternative text can be written by considering
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