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[Bug 12984] Contributions to HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12984

steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2011-12-15 10:12:37 UTC ---
Hi Reinald, 

>Add:
>- They have problems to load images or the source of image is wrong

Words to this effect have been added.

>Question: In the *Example 2.5*, is it possible to use Image maps 
><map></map> to create alternatives and to put ALT inside of each <area> tag?

responded in a seperate bug
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12874

>Removing the link *Providing a text alternative that is not null. (e.g., 
>alt="spacer" or alt="image") for images that should be ignored by 
>assistive technology [WCAG20-TECHS]*. In that way, it would made users 
>confused about the meaning (if the user doesnt click on the link)


I have left the link in as I don't understand why its inclusion is confusing.
If you would like to explain further please reopen the bug.

>I belive that *3.11 A group of images that form a single larger picture 
>with and without links* is not necessary. the same situation is been 
>using at the examples *Example 1.1* and *Example 1.2*

responded in a seperate bug
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12877

>In the *Example 6.4*, I consider important a short description to the 
>image. It´s important even for a blind person or somebody who cannot 
>load images perceive that there is an image with a purpose: create a 
>medieval atmosphere to the webpage. I disagree that the image with 
>description is only related to the blind or low vision webpage. The link 
>example shows the users preference 
>http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey/#images

I have modified the spec text in Example 6.4
Please review
http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/Overview.html#sec6
I have not made it mandatory to provide an non null alt as there are some
circumstances where it is appropriate, but do encourage authors to provide a
text alternative.

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Status: partially accepted
Change Description: spec modified
Rationale:see above.

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