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Re: 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 19:41:11 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80804131141x466d94bfga2fedb9d7da6e22e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org

As I have detailed previously, but you refuse to provide any good
argument against this,apart from "I disagree", your example is covered
under the general advice provided:

WCAG 1.0:
"As part of fulfilling the same function of content an equivalent may
involve a description of that content (i.e., what the content looks
like or sounds like). "

WCAG 2.0
"Sometimes content is primarily intended to create a specific sensory
experience that words cannot fully capture. Examples include a
symphony performance, works of visual art etc. For such content, text
alternatives at least identify the non-text content with a descriptive
label and where possible, some descriptive text. If the reason for
including the content in the page is known and can be described it is
helpful to include that information."

On 13/04/2008, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> >
> > So your position is that WCAG 1.0 got it wrong and WCAG 2.0 have got it
> > wrong on what is an appropriate text alternative in the situation
> > described.
> >
> > What you need to do is provide good reasons why Ian's view is superior
> > to that of WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 on the subject of text alternatives.
> > Which to date you have not.
> I don't think WCAG got it wrong, I just think WCAG simply doesn't cover
> this case. I'm sure there are cases that HTML5 doesn't cover either. It's
> hard to cover all examples.
> Removing the exampels from HTML5 just because another spec doesn't have
> similar examples, however, makes no sense.
> --
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with regards

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

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