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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: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:15:23 +0100
Message-ID: <48A2EC7B.5030001@cfit.ie>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, public-html-wg-issue-tracking <public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org>

Dan Connolly wrote:
> Joshue, did you miss the earlier discussion of 
> discretion in adding issues?

No. However I appreciate that discretion must be exercised. The last 
time I raised an issue I did run it by Mike first. This time, partially 
due to time constraints and to generate a discussion at the next 
teleconf, I made a decision to raise it as an issue, as several members 
of the PF also support Gregories idea/stance. Also this issue is coming 
onto the radar within the PF. So my adding the issue to the tracker is 
not to be seen as just being done on Gregories behalf or on some kind of 
whim by myself. Please note that I have no intention of abusing the 
issue tracker privileges in anyway. Then again I have also not been 
given any particular instruction on how to approach using it either.

> "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

It is indicative of an issue that I hope we can discuss.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 14:16:12 GMT

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