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Re: Propose adoption of the term "text alternative" (as defined in WCAG 2.0) in HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:51:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804151748160.3690@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> 
> Currently the HTML5 specification does not define what a "text 
> alternative" for a non text objects is.

That's because the term "text alternative" never appears in the HTML5 
spec. The spec does go to extreme lengths to describe what value the "alt" 
attribute must have, however, as well as defining what the attribute is 
for. It's not clear to me what exactly you want defined.

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