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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 22:24:33 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920805141424l5ded3200x4ceae3debd47e0d8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Matt Morgan-May" <mattmay@adobe.com>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

On 14/05/2008, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On May 14, 2008, at 23:57, Gez Lemon wrote:
> > Spell checkers often don't have words in their vocabulary that are
> > legitimate words. What do you suggest happens when a screen reader
> > encounters a word that it doesn't have in its dictionary? Ignore it?
> >
>  If it is in an src value, then yes, ignore it in the sense of not reading
> it--at least by default. That seems like a better strategy than trying to
> speak any src, including those that turn out to be e.g. GUIDs instead of
> words.

The information will then not available to assistive technology users
and people using user agents that cannot render the image - a good
reason to ensure that the alt attribute is mandatory, as the content
quite rightly should be considered invalid (it cannot be handled).


Supplement your vitamins
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:25:10 UTC

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