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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 08:19:43 -0700
Message-ID: <3b31caf90808250819w6f911143wc6994a90a6c94b0b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

> I find it a bit strange that
> we are spending a huge amount of energy around the img/@alt issue, but no
> one has brought up something like @alt for the audio and video tags.

This is because, for legacy reasons, <img> is an empty element, and so
its text equivalent lives in an attribute, whereas <audio> and <video>
both support rich fallback via their content.
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 15:20:23 UTC

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