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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:38:09 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920805210738n37c738ffoabc4ff5410637211@mail.gmail.com>
To: "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Andrew Sidwell" <takkaria@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

2008/5/21 James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>:
> Gez Lemon wrote:
>
>>>  If I can't even get access to the image
>>> viewer, then that presents a much bigger problem *for me* than than
>>> images shown not having alt text.
>>
>> It's a problem you can overcome by switching your browser.
>
> This is not necessarily trivial, for example if you are operating in a
> locked-down environment (kiosk, iPhone), if you do not have the technical
> skill to install or use another browser, or if you depend on an AT that only
> plugs into a single browser.

Yes, it's not necessarily trivial in some cases, but it is trivial in
the context it is being discuss here; that is, Ian Hickson cannot view
the images in Anne's HTML example [1].

[1] http://anne.is.weggeweest.nl/image-viewer#2006,boston,9

Gez

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