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Request for clarification of 'In many cases, the image is actually just supplementary'

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:23:53 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80808180123q1b36232fxfbc59cf41cf6b7cb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

The HTML5 spec currently states [1]:

"In many cases, the image is actually just supplementary, and its
presence merely reinforces the surrounding text. In these cases, the
alt attribute must be present but its value must be the empty string."

and provides and example:

A flowchart that repeats the previous paragraph in graphical form:

<p>The network passes data to the Tokeniser stage, which
passes data to the Tree Construction stage. From there, data goes
to both the DOM and to Script Execution. Script Execution is
linked to the DOM, and, using document.write(), passes data to
the Tokeniser.</p>
<p><img src="images/parsing-model-overview.png" alt=""></p>"


So would the example below be non-conforming?


<p>The network passes data to the Tokeniser stage, which
passes data to the Tree Construction stage. From there, data goes
to both the DOM and to Script Execution. Script Execution is
linked to the DOM, and, using document.write(), passes data to
the Tokeniser.</p>
<p><img src="images/parsing-model-overview.png" alt="Flowchart
representation of the preceding paragraph."></p>


[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#a-graphical

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Stevef
Received on Monday, 18 August 2008 08:24:28 UTC

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