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[Bug 9077] Lady of Shalott example doesn't really "enhance the themes or subject matter of the page content"

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Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:22:12 +0000
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steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WORKSFORME

--- Comment #1 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-02-28 19:22:12 ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> The image in the first example of the section "Images that enhance the themes
> or subject matter of the page content" doesn't really fit the section's title.
> It seems to be purely decorative (though related to the theme), it doesn't seem
> to actually change the meaning of the page. As such I think it would be
> inappropriate to have inline alternative text  as written, in fact, it might
> mislead a non-graphical user into thinking that the poem description was the
> poem.

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
I find your argument unconvincing. A painting with the same name as the poem
that is described as "illustrating" [1] the poem, its subject matter derived
from the poem and depicting a scene from a particular part of the poem [2], is
an image that enhances the theme and subject matter of a page whose main
content is the poem "the lady of shalott".

[1] http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=15984
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_of_Shalott_(painting)

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