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[Bug 13428] New: Remove 4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as an alternative for images

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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:52:06 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13428-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13428

           Summary: Remove 4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act
                    as an alternative for images
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, a11ytf
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: cooper@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org


Section 4.8.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as an alternative for
images http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/embedded-content-1.html#alt is redundant with
and has partially conflicting advice from the separate document, HTML5:
Techniques for providing useful text alternatives
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-alt-techniques/. To address this, please:

# Remove from the HTML specification the section 4.8.1.1 Requirements for
providing text to act as an alternative for images.
# In the HTML specification 4.8.1 The img element, change the sentence "The
requirements on the alt attribute's value are described in the next section."
to "Recommendations for optimal values of the alt attribute are available in
external resources, such as [Techniques for providing useful text
alternatives]". The bracketed content should be a link to
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-alt-techniques/.

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