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ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of "curly brackets" to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec]

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 07:25:09 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of  "curly brackets" to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in  curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG,  [HTML 5 spec]

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/58

Raised by: Joshue O Connor
On product: HTML 5 spec

On behalf of Gregory Rosmaita.

The suggested "curly bracket" technique is insufficient, it constitutes
both an abuse of the alt attribute and does not satisfy the WCAG 
requirement that alt text contains a textual equivalent of the image...
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