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Re: Request to Reconsider ISSUE-80 Decision

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:18:09 -0800
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, philippe.w3c@rednote.net
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To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>

Based on this request, and Steve's updated Change Proposal at <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/notitlev2>, the Chairs hereby grant the request to reopen ISSUE-80 Title.

In particular, the following was found to be new information that may have materially affected the decision, at least in the absence of rebuttal or additional information:
- "Most Graphical browsers do not display title text when images are not displayed"; consequently title cannot fulfill one of the purposes of alt, which is to provide a textual equivalent in non-accessibility-related contexts where the image is not available.

The following points may be found to be material new information given more detail and discussion at a later time:
- "Browsers on mobile platforms do not display title attribute content"
- "New information: title attribute semantics and usage is ambiguous"

Therefore, ISSUE-80 is now reopened: <https://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/80>.


On May 14, 2011, at 7:20 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:

> As logged at http://www.w3.org/2011/05/12-html-a11y-minutes.html,
> the HTML-A11Y Task Force hereby requests expedited reconsideration of
> Issue-80 Title.
> *RESOLUTION: Task Force supports Steve's reopened request and change
> proposal at http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/notitle and
> recommends that it be forwarded to the HTML WG*
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