Re: HTML-A11Y Task Force Recommendation: ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

Hi Jonas,

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 3:57 AM, Laura Carlson
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> Hi Jonas,
>> For what it's worth, I think both the change proposal from Laura [1]
>> and the current spec text, is too complicated and a degradation
>> compared to HTML4.
> I agree about the complexity.
>> The 'alt' attribute is, as far as I can think of, the most successful
>> bolt-on accessibility attribute in any version of HTML. In part I
>> think this is due to the simple message we've conveyed to authors:
>> "All images require an alt attribute". I don't think any of the change
>> proposals (including the no-change change proposal) has demonstrated
>> that there is any problem that needs to be solved with that
>> recommendation from HTML4.
>> If no one else writes a change proposal to this effect, I hope I'll
>> have time to.
> I would be happy to collaborate with you and others on this, Jonas.

I started a change proposal for this. It is at:

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Tuesday, 4 May 2010 13:51:06 UTC