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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: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 08:33:13 -0400
Message-ID: <FAB8BE46D4244EAA85320AAE4D5693FC@HANDS>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

If the image has any meaning at all, it is not purely decorative.

Asking why can get a book for a rewsponse.  alt does not equal blind.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
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>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: ***DHSPAM*** Re: Request for clarification of the case where 
'the image isn't discussed by the surrounding text, but it has some 
relevance'


On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, David Poehlman wrote:
>
> 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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