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Re: ISSUE-31 Change Proposal

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 06:18:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4C21DF82.5070304@intertwingly.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
This change proposal needs to be updated both in order to provide a 
rationale for each change requested, and to reflect differences from the 
current draft of the document.

As a concrete example, the proposal provides no rationale for removing 
the paragraph-section-heading "loophole" save for a pointer to a bug 
report, and the resolution of that bug report indicates that that 
condition was removed.  Looking at the current text, this condition is 
indeed no longer present:


Other specific examples: There is rationale given for allowing 
role="presentation", aria-label or aria-labeledby as exemptions for alt.

- Sam Ruby

On 02/11/2010 03:03 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> (+public-html)
> Hi Laura,
> I've recorded this as an additional Change Proposal for ISSUE-31:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-031
> (I've suggested previously that you and Ian should work together to
> identify any changes here that are uncontroversial, so they can be
> directly applied to the HTML5 draft; I hope the two of you find some
> time to make progress on that.)
> Regards,
> Maciej
> On Jan 28, 2010, at 2:18 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I have drafted a Change Proposal for HTML ISSUE-31.
>> Summary:
>> The current guidance for conformance checkers for Section the
>> img element is unclear and does not implement WAI CG's advice on the
>> validation of short text alternatives. This change proposal replaces
>> the current guidance with clear guidance that lists all required short
>> text alternative options that exist to be considered valid. It enables
>> automatic validators to programmatically detect the presence or
>> absence of text alternatives.
>> Full proposal is at:
>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126
>> Ideas for improvement are most welcome.
>> Thanks.
>> Best regards,
>> Laura
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson
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