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Re: Propose removal or modification of the "Rorschach inkblot test" example and accompanying text.

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 20:39:50 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80804131239j698926f7j7cb7890785e7e7f9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

I would appreciate it if the PF WG reviewed this particular example as
part of the earlier request for advice I made in regards the use of
normative/informative statements in the HTML5 spec.

regards
steve

On 13/04/2008, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> Propose removal or modification of the "Rorschach inkblot test"
> example and accompanying text as it is inconsistent with WCAG 1.0 and
> WCAG 2.0. Reasoning for this provided in:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Apr/0297.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Apr/0299.html
>
> Text to be removed or modified:
> "Sometimes there simply is no text that can do justice to an image.
> For example, there is little that can be said to usefully describe a
> Rorschach inkblot test.
>
> <figure>
>  <img src="/commons/a/a7/Rorschach1.jpg">
>  <legend>A black outline of the first of the ten cards
>  in the Rorschach inkblot test.</legend>
> </figure>Note that the following would be a very bad use of alternative text:
>
> <!-- This example is wrong. Do not copy it. -->
> <figure>
>  <img src="/commons/a/a7/Rorschach1.jpg" alt="A black outline
>  of the first of the ten cards in the Rorschach inkblot test.">
>  <legend>A black outline of the first of the ten cards
>  in the Rorschach inkblot test.</legend>
> </figure>Including the caption in the alternative text like this isn't
> useful because it effectively duplicates the caption for users who
> don't have images, taunting them twice yet not helping them any more
> than if they had only read or heard the caption once."
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#the-img
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG Europe
> Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
>
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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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