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Re: Alt content [ was: “Adaptive Image Element Proposal”, now off HTML WG list ]

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:29:29 +0100
To: public-respimg@w3.org, "Mathew Marquis" <mat@matmarquis.com>
Message-ID: <op.wjvcffwth8on37@bruce-pc>
On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:10:54 +0100, Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>  

> 1) Duplicating the `alt` attribute on both `picture` and the fallback  
> `img`
> 2) `alt` specified on fallback `img`, using `aria-labelledby` on  
> `picture` to reference the ID of the fallback `img`

1) is better. For those who know what alt text is, it's already known and  
2) is  a different pattern, yet does the same thing as (1). It's harder to  
explain, more to understand, requires an id on the <img> which otherwise  
wouldn't need one, and is more to get wrong. It makes a11y harder, and we  
all know that we don't want more impediments.


(speaking personally, not representing Opera)
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