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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: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:02:53 +0100
Message-ID: <48B2AD7D.3080603@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org



Ian Hickson wrote:

> 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.

No, Ian, the page is /not/ a poem : it is a poem
plus a picture.  Surely you can see that.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 13:03:34 GMT

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