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ISSUE-116: provide reference and info about HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives in html5 spec [HTML 5 spec]

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ISSUE-116: provide reference and info about HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives in html5 spec [HTML 5 spec]

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/116

Raised by: Steve Faulkner
On product: HTML 5 spec

I raised the issue as a bug(see below) and asked the editor to respond:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0196.html

his response did not answer the request in the bug.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0212.html

I have sent two follow ups:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0214.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0268.html

I do not beleive that it is beyond the editors capacity to respond one or or the other to my request, in a timely fashion. So am escalating this to an issue.


provide reference and info about HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives in html5 spec
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9845
the working group have agreed to publish

HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/


It contains normative author conformance requirements and informative
advice,examples and references which are meant as a replacement for
the content in the sections from:
4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as an alternative for images
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#alt
up to and including
4.8.1.1.12 General guidelines
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/embedded-content-1.html#general-guidelines

I think would be prudent and appropriate if both documents (HTML5 and
HTML5: alt) provided clear neutral information about the existance of
the other and how they relate.

For the HTML5 spec I suggest that such information be placed at the
start of section '4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as an
alternative for images'
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