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Propose removal or modification of the "Rorschach inkblot test" example and accompanying text.

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:47:10 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80804130947x7f650669t72e1bc44a5e76bc7@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org

Propose removal or modification of the "Rorschach inkblot test"
example and accompanying text as it is inconsistent with WCAG 1.0 and
WCAG 2.0. Reasoning for this provided in:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Apr/0297.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Apr/0299.html

Text to be removed or modified:
"Sometimes there simply is no text that can do justice to an image.
For example, there is little that can be said to usefully describe a
Rorschach inkblot test.

<figure>
 <img src="/commons/a/a7/Rorschach1.jpg">
 <legend>A black outline of the first of the ten cards
 in the Rorschach inkblot test.</legend>
</figure>Note that the following would be a very bad use of alternative text:

<!-- This example is wrong. Do not copy it. -->
<figure>
 <img src="/commons/a/a7/Rorschach1.jpg" alt="A black outline
 of the first of the ten cards in the Rorschach inkblot test.">
 <legend>A black outline of the first of the ten cards
 in the Rorschach inkblot test.</legend>
</figure>Including the caption in the alternative text like this isn't
useful because it effectively duplicates the caption for users who
don't have images, taunting them twice yet not helping them any more
than if they had only read or heard the caption once."
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#the-img


-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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