Re: [Bug 12587] AT shouldn't see img@alt="" and img@role=presentation as 100% synonyms

Leif Halvard Silli, Tue, 3 May 2011 15:10:51 +0200:
> As I said in the poll: before deciding whether @alt can be empty of 
> non-empty, AT as well as author should calculate the role of the IMG. 
> As expressed my my 'validity map' [1], the valid value of @alt should 
> depend on the outcome of that calculation, rather than the opposite way 
> - that the role of the img depends on @alt. Only if *nothing else* 
> affects the role, should the @alt affect the role of the IMG.
> [1]

W.r.t. validity map, then unlike what I say there, non-empty @alt in 
combination with role=presentation should IMO be valid. This would be 
in line with thoughts I have heard from you that ARIA is for making 
content accessible and authors should not be prevented from making 
content accessible with ARIA.

However, as sole content inside a link, it should probably be invalid 
to use role=presentation.
Leif H Silli

Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2011 13:24:29 UTC