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

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:04:38 +0100
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To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
hi smylers,
>In this particular case the simplest way of achieving that seems to be
>to retain the requirement for a non-empty alt on an image which is the
>entire content of a link.

yes on reading your objection, i agree

regards
stevef

2009/8/17 Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>

> Maciej Stachowiak writes:
>
> > On Aug 17, 2009, at 3:02 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> >
> > > I think the follwoing should not [be a conformance error]
> > > <a href="#"><img src="delete.png" aria-labelledby="this"></a> <span
> > > id="this">delete</span>
> >
> > I believe this is not currently conforming, but probably will be once
> > ARIA is integrated.
>
> I would object to that on universality grounds.
>
> Aria is specifically about accessibility for those with disibilities.  A
> user without any disabilities using, say, Lynx or Firefox with images
> turned off, would not be using any technology that processes aira-*
> attributes.  As such she would not see an alternative to the missing
> image, and would not know the purpose of the link.
>
> We (HTML WG) need to ensure that HTML 5 continues to cater for to users
> with 'non-mainstream' set-ups even when ignoring all Aria-specifc
> features.
>
> In this particular case the simplest way of achieving that seems to be
> to retain the requirement for a non-empty alt on an image which is the
> entire content of a link.
>
> Smylers
>
>


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Steve Faulkner
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