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Re: Another summary of alt="" issues and why the spec says what it says

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:00:33 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560804172200v42afae3h8056da6f74871848@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: david.dailey@sru.edu, "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>

On 4/17/08, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:

>>> ... sometimes there simply is no alternative text
>>> available.

>>> [examples]

>> [proposed (imperfect) alt text that actually
>> was available]

> That would be a fine caption -- but as it should
> be visible to everyone,

How about making the alt optional if -- and only if -- the img has an
aria-describedby attribute?

-jJ
Received on Friday, 18 April 2008 05:01:05 GMT

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