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[Bug 6765] New: Poor wording in General guidelines

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Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:02:08 +0000
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           Summary: Poor wording in General guidelines
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: oliver.rigby@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Currently the wording under General guidelines is "The most general
rule for writing alternative text is  that the intent is that replacing every
image with the text of its alt attribute not change the meaning of the page."

It's probably been written in this way to avoid references to words in RFC2119,
but in my opinion would be better written as "The general rule when writing
alternative text is to consider that the intent is to allow every image to be
replaced with the text of its alt attribute without changing the meaning of the
page" would be clearer.

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