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Re: [html4all] New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:38:55 -0400
Message-ID: <003001c89c24$d49e02a0$0901a8c0@HANDS>
To: <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Matt Morgan-May" <mattmay@adobe.com>, "Dave Singer" <singer@apple.com>, "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, "'HTML4All'" <list@html4all.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>

I wish that was the case but we still hear "graphic" in some ats unless we 
dial it down.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Matt Morgan-May" <mattmay@adobe.com>; "Dave Singer" <singer@apple.com>; 
"John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>; "'HTML4All'" <list@html4all.org>; 
<wai-xtech@w3.org>; "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: [html4all] New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts 
WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)



Ian Hickson wrote:
>
>> > Even if there is no reasonable text equivalent, there's nothing to say
>> > that a blind user wouldn't want to be informed of that image.
>
> Exactly. But if you give alt="", the image will be removed from the output
> stream, _without_ telling the user about its existence.

Please note in many cases this is *desirable*.

Josh
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