Re: CFC re ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

Hi Janina,

I request that the call for consensus for this decision be postponed,
as there is ongoing discussion [1] especially in regard to Dave's no
vote and restoring Matt's "missing" attribute to the Change Proposal.

WAI CG  said that they would not object to @missing. I would like to
restore it to the proposal, if it will help things.

As part of this discussion and in anticipation of  restoring the
"missing" element to the text alternative Change Proposal [1], I
worked on incorporating the text in a temporary/duplicate Wiki page
under my user space so that people can see what the whole thing would
look like back together. It is at:

"Addressing Business Needs" section is the main addition, with tweaks
that accommodate the new attribute where needed in the impact and
details section. If everyone can live with this, I will be adding it
to the real change proposal  [2].

Anyway, I request due consideration of the matter.

Thank you.

Best Regards,


On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Janina Sajka <> wrote:
> At our regular HTML-A11Y Teleconference on Thursday 22 April:
> I was requested to draft and circulate resolution language implementing
> our consensus guidance to the HTML-WG regarding ISSUE-31 "Missing Alt,"
> as reflected in our WBS at:
> This email provides this draft and serves as our Call for Consensus on
> this question. Please expect a vote on the resolution at our upcoming
> teleconference on Thursday 29 April.
> Suggested edits, objections, additional comments, and votes by Task
> Force members unable to attend the Thursday teleconference may be logged
> by responding to this message before our Thursday teleconference (at
> 15:00 UTC).
> Candidate Resolution
> RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force supports the change proposal at
> implement WAI Consensus Guidance that a missing text alternative should
> be an error in conformance checkers. We expect the error text will
> reference additional guidance on text alternatives in WCAG support
> materials.
> --
> Janina Sajka,   Phone:  +1.443.300.2200
> Chair, Open Accessibility
> Linux Foundation      
> Chair, Protocols & Formats
> Web Accessibility Initiative
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 20:02:29 UTC