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Re: Need differentiator between "no alt text provided" and "no alt text necessary"

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:40:59 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80902120140s182920b8sf8a55d0bc943eaa1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Cc: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Hi Dan,
The PF is currently discussing the alt issues in conjunction with WAI CG, I
suggest that until the outcome of these discussions is  submitted to the
HTML WG the issue should remain open.

I will ask Janina to provide advice to you and HTML WG chairs on this.

regards
steve faulkner
2009/2/11 Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

>
> On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 12:33 -0800, James Craig wrote:
> > On Feb 6, 2009, at 12:15 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> >
> > > I've added a note that says:
> > >
> > >   In a conforming document, the absence of the alt attribute indicates
> > >   that the image is a key part of the content but that a textual
> > >   replacement for the image was not available when the image was
> > >   generated.
> > >
> > > Does that help?
> >
> > That's perfect. Thank you.
>
> Did we just achieve consensus between the HTML and the PFWG
> on ISSUE-31 missing-alt?
>
> i.e. James, are you pretty sure the rest of the PF WG agrees
> with you?
>
> Matt May, Chaals, etc. is Ian's position close enough
> to your own? It works for me. Do we have 3 independent parties
> in agreement, I wonder?
>
> (FWIW, editorially, I like the suggestion of
> 3 Feb 2009 08:47:11 +0200 to include the two by three table)
>
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
> gpg D3C2 887B 0F92 6005 C541  0875 0F91 96DE 6E52 C29E
>
>
>


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Steve Faulkner
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