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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:43:19 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTinkYQaTa_NaUf12tNtU1T0scfiXfR2DhBU9i5BS@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi  Bruce and Shelley,

Shelley wrote:

> It could work, but the problem with all these rules and constraints is that people will be
> confused, and will, most likely, use all of the elements incorrectly.

Bruce wrote:

>  from an education perspective, I think that's a very difficult sell. (It's
> difficult enough to sell the concept of alt text full stop, generally).
> We'll also have instances where an author adds a second image later /
> images are dragged in from a CMS and the "first" image would need
> retrospective amendment.
> I'd prefer alt="" if the figcaption adequately captions the image or
> images, regardless of how many there are.

It would be a difficult sell, Bruce. And you are both absolutely right
that it would be too confusing. It is confusing enough as it is.


Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 16:43:48 UTC

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