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[Bug 22576] New: ALT for an image if text link where the image has more than 3 or 4 words.

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Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:51:43 +0000
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            Bug ID: 22576
           Summary: ALT for an image if text link where the image has more
                    than 3 or 4 words.
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: david100@sympatico.ca
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,

We provide advice when an image of text is a link, and there is a sentence or
so (say about 10 words)... we should explain what image text do we leave out of
the ALT and under what conditions. Describing the purpose of the link (WCAG
2.4.4) balanced against anything the image might be contributing to the context
where it resides. (WCAG 1.1.1) and sometimes meeting both.

How about something like this?

In cases where the image of text is a link, then the primary consideration for
the ALT text is to describe the link destination, followed by any text in the
image that is important to context of the page where the image resides.

Example 1
An image with about 10 words, where we should leave out some words

Example 2
An example with more than 4 words where we should keep all of the words that
are in the image

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