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

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:36:19 +0100
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090817103619.GB32764@stripey.com>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis writes:

> On 17/08/2009 10:30, Smylers wrote:
> 
> > If every instance of alt="" should also have role=presentation then
> > could we get user-agents to infer that?
>
> If that's a reply to me

Not specifically; apologies for the confusion.

> I'm suggesting that not every instance of alt="" should have
> role="presentation"

That seems reasonable -- and would be a good reason for not warning all
authors using alt="" with a specific recommendation to add
role=presentation.

But _if_ alt="" should imply role=presentation (and I don't feel
sufficiently informed that my opinion on that should have any weight)
then I was wondering whether this could be done by browsers rather than
authors.

Either of the above would result in not having the warning.

Smylers
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 10:33:59 UTC

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