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Re: Proposal: accessibility revision for the img element...

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 00:49:00 +0200
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At 16:09 -0600 UTC, on 2007-07-06, scott lewis wrote:

> On 6 Jul 2007, at 1529, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

[... which came first, the image or the text]

>> "The img element represents a piece of text with an
>> alternate graphical representation." Source:
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/
>> section-embedded.html#alt>
> And the next sentence in the spec states: [...]

Yep :)

> Though, I agree, the sentence you quoted is somewhat misleading when
> taken out of context. Perhaps it needs to be rephrased.

Maybe. But it's a sentence that is very relevant to the accessibility debate,
so I hope it won't be silently rephrased. The very fact that it is phrased
the way it is suggests there is a very conscious thought behind it.

IIRC someone asked about that sentence's origin/rationale on the WHATWG
mailing list, but I don't remember if there ever was a response, or what it

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 22:53:07 UTC

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