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[Bug 12306] New: "When authors use the canvas element, they must also provide content that, when presented to the user, conveys essentially the same function or purpose as the bitmap canvas." While everyone can probably agree that alternative content is a good idea when f

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Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:37:36 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12306-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12306

           Summary: "When authors use the canvas element, they must also
                    provide content that, when presented to the user,
                    conveys essentially the same function or purpose as
                    the bitmap canvas." While everyone can probably agree
                    that alternative content is a good idea when f
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the
                    -canvas-element
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-canvas-element.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-canvas-element

Comment:
"When authors use the canvas element, they must also provide content that,
when presented to the user, conveys essentially the same function or purpose
as the bitmap canvas." While everyone can probably agree that alternative
content is a good idea when feasible, when considering what people are using
the canvas for, which seems to fit the examples provided in the first
paragraph well, the wording "they must" doesn't make any sense to me. How on
earth do you expect authors to provide alternative content for a game or a
complex visualization? I suggest either softening the first sentence up or
just whacking it entirely. Otherwise thanks for a nice and clear spec. :)

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