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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 22:24:33 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920805141424l5ded3200x4ceae3debd47e0d8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Matt Morgan-May" <mattmay@adobe.com>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

On 14/05/2008, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On May 14, 2008, at 23:57, Gez Lemon wrote:
> > Spell checkers often don't have words in their vocabulary that are
> > legitimate words. What do you suggest happens when a screen reader
> > encounters a word that it doesn't have in its dictionary? Ignore it?
> >
>
>  If it is in an src value, then yes, ignore it in the sense of not reading
> it--at least by default. That seems like a better strategy than trying to
> speak any src, including those that turn out to be e.g. GUIDs instead of
> words.

The information will then not available to assistive technology users
and people using user agents that cannot render the image - a good
reason to ensure that the alt attribute is mandatory, as the content
quite rightly should be considered invalid (it cannot be handled).

Gez

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