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Re: ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of "curly brackets" to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 08:51:04 -0500
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: public-html-wg-issue-tracking <public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1218635464.6785.740.camel@pav.lan>

On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 07:25 +0000, HTML Issue Tracking Issue Tracker
wrote:
> ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of  "curly brackets" to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in  curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG,  [HTML 5 spec]
> 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/58
> 
> Raised by: Joshue O Connor
> On product: HTML 5 spec
> 
> On behalf of Gregory Rosmaita.

Joshue, did you miss the earlier discussion of 
discretion in adding issues?

"Adding an issue to the tracker creates a burden for the whole group,
so it's not the sort of thing we should do at the request
of just one person."
 -- http://www.w3.org/mid/1212075050.4651.942.camel@pav.lan

> The suggested "curly bracket" technique is insufficient, it constitutes
> both an abuse of the alt attribute and does not satisfy the WCAG 
> requirement that alt text contains a textual equivalent of the image...

That's pretty clearly a position on an issue, not an issue itself.
I'm inclined to close this as a dup of ISSUE-31 missing-alt
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/31


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