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alt curly braces proposal in the editor's HTML5 draft

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:29:57 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0808110729q5b5c05c8n836641dbffbb702@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "Al Gilman" <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

Hi Ian,

Has the  curly braces proposal from the img section of the editor's
HTML5 draft [1] been either discussed with or approved by the
Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) with regard to conformance
with:

- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
- User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG)

It seems as if this proposal is for meta data and might fit better in
a separate img attribute. In any event, it doesn't appear to be a text
equivalent per WCAG.

The HTML WG needs to be sure deliverables satisfy accessibility
requirements [2]. PF are the go to guys for guidance in accessibility
matters. Did you ask them?

Thanks.

Best Regards,
Laura

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#alt0
[2] http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#wai
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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 11 August 2008 14:30:35 GMT

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