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Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:36:19 +0100
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090817103619.GB32764@stripey.com>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis writes:

> On 17/08/2009 10:30, Smylers wrote:
> > If every instance of alt="" should also have role=presentation then
> > could we get user-agents to infer that?
> If that's a reply to me

Not specifically; apologies for the confusion.

> I'm suggesting that not every instance of alt="" should have
> role="presentation"

That seems reasonable -- and would be a good reason for not warning all
authors using alt="" with a specific recommendation to add

But _if_ alt="" should imply role=presentation (and I don't feel
sufficiently informed that my opinion on that should have any weight)
then I was wondering whether this could be done by browsers rather than

Either of the above would result in not having the warning.

Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 10:33:59 UTC

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