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Re: New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:37:37 +0200
Message-ID: <47FF69A1.3070809@lachy.id.au>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org

Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Two images without explicitly associated text alternatives.
> 1 is an image is decorative that the author has accidently left off
> the alt, the other is "critical content" that the author could not
> provide an alt for whatever reason
> 1 can be safely ignored, the other should be brought to the attention
> of the user.
> <img src="abc.jpg">
> <img src="xyz.jpg">
> How is Assistive Technology  supposed to reliably determine this?

I'm not sure what your point is here. The same question can be applied 
when both have empty alt attributes:

<img src="abc.jpg" alt="">

<img src="xyz.jpg" alt="">

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Friday, 11 April 2008 13:38:35 UTC

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