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Re: ***DHSPAM*** Re: Request for clarification of the case where 'the image isn't discussed by the surrounding text, but it has some relevance'

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:30:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808251227530.7044@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, David Poehlman wrote:
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> The image is not purely decorative then.

The meaning of the page is unchanged whether the image is present or 
absent. That's basically the _definition_ of purely decorative.

What possible benefit could a blind user get from knowing that there is a 
picture present that he can't see? We're not trying to taunt people here. 
The page is a poem, that's the sole purpose of the page, to convey that 
poem.

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