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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:27:43 +0200
Message-ID: <4A89CB4F.2070706@malform.no>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis On 09-08-17 11.40:

[...]

> I don't think authors should add "role='presentation'" in such cases 
> (they should write "alt" text for the control), or that authoring tools 
> should add "role='presentation'" if authors fail to write "alt" text for 
> controls, or that checkers should suggest "role='presentation'" for 
> images that are the only content for controls 


Indeed.

>(they should suggest supplying "alt" text).

They should rather suggest supplying a role. And thereafter, if 
the role requires alt text, then they should suggest so.

[...]

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leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 21:28:25 GMT

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