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RE: Example canvas element use - accessibility concerns

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:02:48 -0800
To: "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "'Rob Sayre'" <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Cc: "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <017701c996ed$28841490$798c3db0$@ca>
Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
> 
> I don't think it (@alt) is resolved, but too I don't see a proposal.
> 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/31
> 

There have been numerous proposals, none of which seem palpable to Ian to
date, although my suggestion of April 2008 looked remarkably like Ian's
Option F of August 2008:
"The current wording in the editor's draft is Option F (a variation of
Foliot's proposal)."
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/IssueAltAttribute 
http://html4all.org/pipermail/list_html4all.org/2008-April/000797.html 

There are a number of suggestions/proposals in that wiki that Ian
unilaterally dismissed without (IMHO) a full and open airing of the ideas.
Although since his current suggestion is indeed very similar to one that I
floated, I personally am on the fence for the most part. 

> 
> That's a bit more than I said.
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Feb/0091.html

Sam, if I mis-read or spoke out of turn, then I apologize.  This was my
interpretation of your statement:
"And in the case of alt, the right baby step might very well be to continue
to make it required unconditionally."

JF
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