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Re: ALT text for icon(Example 4)

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:21:42 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0911201421h4b796c73u57d9f0fe1ef814dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:18 PM, <makoto.ueki@gmail.com> wrote:

> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: JIS Working Group
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H30
> Part of Item: Examples
> Comment Type: question
> Summary of Issue: ALT text for icon(Example 4)
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> Example 4 has the following example code:
>
> <a href="foo.htm">
>
> <img src="house.gif" alt="icon"/ >
>
> Home page
>
> </a>
>
>
>
> This should be a failure example as the icon is a decorative image.
>
> Proposed Change:
> <a href="foo.htm">
>
> <img src="house.gif" alt=""/ >
>
> Home page
>
> </a>
>
>
>
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Response from the Working Group
================================
Thank you. We have changed Example 4 to another situation where the icon
within the link is not decorative.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:22:13 UTC

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