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Re: Why an standalone image shall conform to WCAG 2.0? (was Re: BIG ISSUE -- re Delivery Units)

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 11:07:56 +0100
Message-ID: <43F05A7C.2060304@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Yvette Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Cc: 'Gregg Vanderheiden' <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org


The problem is not the DU, but the conformance statement.


Yvette Hoitink wrote:
> ...
> Hi Carlos,
> It seems to me you and Gregg agree! A standalone image does not conform to
> WCAG because it should only be considered in context (with HTML that
> includes alt, longdesc, etc). 
> The problem is that an Image meets the current definition of Delivery Unit.
> Gregg was merely pointing out the problem with that: that images are now
> required to conform by themselves. Because that was never intended, Gregg
> and others have been trying to find a better term so it is clear standalone
> image don't need to conform but only in context. 
> Yvette Hoitink
> Heritas, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands
> E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
> WWW: http://www.heritas.nl 

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