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[Bug 9081] New: Confusing alt text in the fourth The Lady of Shalott example

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Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:23:28 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-9081-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9081

           Summary: Confusing alt text in the fourth The Lady of Shalott
                    example
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: alt techniques (editor: Steven Faulkner)
        AssignedTo: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
        ReportedBy: ian@hixie.ch
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org,
                    faulkner.steve@gmail.com


The fourth "The Lady of Shalott" example would read as follows to a
non-graphical user:

   *** Medieval Nights ***

   Painting of a woman in a white flowing dress, sitting in a small boat.

   Join us for our medieval theme nights every Friday at 
   Boaters Bar,on the riverside, Kingston upon Thames.

This would be very confusing to say the least. The image is purely decorative;
the alt="" text should be empty.


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