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[Bug 22794] New: Images with blank alt descriptions must be purely decorative according to spec

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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:10:21 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-22794-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22794

            Bug ID: 22794
           Summary: Images with blank alt descriptions must be purely
                    decorative according to spec
    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: post@larsbeck.de
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

"Mark up purely decorative images so they can be ignored by assistive
technology by using an empty alt attribute (alt="")."

By implication to the above-mentioned every image with a blank alt description
must answer just decorative purposes, impaired visitors and their access
technologies cannot know if the author just forgot or omited a description.

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#a-purely-decorative-image-that-doesn't-add-any-information

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