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[Bug 8872] split out and modify parts of Section 4.8.2.1 the img element

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Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>  2010-02-15 10:27:44 ---
Like Jason White previously pointed out [1], a format specification is not a
tutorial. Detailed non-normative guidance in the application of the text
alternatives is not appropriate for inclusion in a markup language
specification. It could be seen as usurping the role of WCAG 2.0 and its
techniques documents. The spec in this case should be confined to a concise
description, consistent with WCAG 2.0, of the function of text alternatives, a
_brief_ discussion of various possibilities as outlined in WCAG 2, guideline
1.1, and a reference to that specification and its techniques.

However, a non-normative explanation in clarifying normative material is very
important for educating authors. Steve's document is excellent. It has improved
significantly since its humble beginnings in our action 54 [2]. Splitting the
examples off into a primer like the first draft deliverable [3] of Action 54
did is a great idea. 

Even though where the tutorial lives (the WAI or the HTML domain area) doesn't
really matter as long as it is in accord with both WCAG 2 and HTML5, having it
under the HTML umbrella would show the HTMLWG's commitment to and support of
accessibility...particularly if the doc had a statement that it was reviewed
and endorsed by WAI.

Most of the techniques from Action 54 were submitted as Techniques for WCAG 2.0
for the Action 54 Second Draft deliverable [4] in June 2008 [5].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Feb/0082.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/54
[3] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/Action54AltAttribute
[4] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/Action54AltAttributeSecondDraft
[5] http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/alt/


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