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[Bug 7011] [in off-bug discussion] canvas accessible fallback provision is under specified

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 12:29:08 +0000
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--- Comment #20 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2009-06-28 12:29:08 ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> > It is suggested that to make it practical for developers to provide fallback
> > for disabled users who cannot access the image content directly a native method
> > that allows the addition of text alternatives and an output method that inserts
> > img elements as fallback content, is added to the canvas API.
> It seems that a native method to add text alternative is equivalent to a method
> to add text, which already exists:
>     canvas.appendChild(document.createTextNode(alt));
> I don't think that there would be any benefit to appending images per se; the
> <img> elements would never be seen and the text alternative would be no better
> than an actual text node.

again, what i meant was a method as part of the canvas api, to add text
alternatives that could be outputted as fallback. If a method is provided, it
is more likely it will be used to help make the content accessible, which is
the result we all want.

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