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Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:30:11 +0300
Message-Id: <4195679A-4AFB-4C98-A96A-3E65BF3A5495@iki.fi>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
On Aug 17, 2009, at 10:11, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> * "After the end of an authoring session, the authoring tool does  
> not attempt to repair alternative content for non-text content using  
> text content that is equally available to user agents (e.g., the  
> filename is not used)." (Quoted from ATAG 2)
>
> * Autogenerated alt="image", alt="" and alt=" " violate the ATAG 2  
> language quoted in the previous point.
>
> * Autogenerated alt="photo" might be spun not to violate it but  
> practically isn't materially different from alt="image".
>
> * Autogenerated role=presentation doesn't violate the ATAG 2 point  
> literally but does in spirit.


  * If @title is considered to function as a substitute for alt in the  
absence of alt, the same autogeneration considerations apply to @title  
as well.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 07:31:04 UTC

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