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Re: AREA element with no href should not have an alt attribute

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:07:03 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWYUaE-59TO5gu9kXTNW5=zJVz8dJxdnaBkB+M-ma1mfTQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:42 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

> Name: Alistair Garrison
> Email: alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com
> Affiliation:
> Document: TD
> Item Number: F65
> Part of Item: Description
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: AREA element with no href should not have an alt
> attribute
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> You should specify that the technique applies to AREA elements with an
> href attribute, as http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-area-element.htmlstates that "If the area element has no href attribute, then the area
> represented by the element cannot be selected, and the alt attribute must
> be omitted."  Currently, the test at the bottom would yield a false result
> for an AREA element with no href.
> Proposed Change:
> re-define AREA element to be AREA element with href attribute.
> ================================
Response from the Working Group

Response to commenter:
Thank you for catching this. We will update the test procedure as you

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, 8 March 2013 02:07:30 UTC

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