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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 09:34:25 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808230934010.14795@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
> 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>

I have attempted to make the spec clear about this. Please let me know if 
it is still ambiguous. Thanks!

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