[Bug 13730] New: video poster alt text


           Summary: video poster alt text
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/mid/B6CB855C5769484F862F4FB2CCFA50F4
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #13729 +++


The Video Element

There does not appear to be any provision for providing alternative text
for the Posterframe of the video.  I understand why this would be
something that is difficult to require, but it should be possible, and
even recommended.  After all, there might be a video whose title is "A
Day At The Beach".  Knowing whether the posterframe contains the image
of a child throwing a ball into the surf for their dog, a surfer heading
into the waves, or an attractive couple holding hands, conveys very
different information about what that video might contain.

[split out from bug 13590]

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Received on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 03:25:58 UTC