RE: Why an standalone image shall conform to WCAG 2.0? (was Re: BIG ISSUE -- re Delivery Units)

How so?

How do you fix the problem in the SC with a change to the conformance

Would be an easy fix - but I don't see how.  Please elaborate --  Provide
specific wording.   Remember that the sc however are the testable statements
so they have to be valid.



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Subject: Re: Why an standalone image shall conform to WCAG 2.0? (was Re: BIG
ISSUE -- re Delivery Units)


The problem is not the DU, but the conformance statement.


Yvette Hoitink wrote:
> ...
> Hi Carlos,
> It seems to me you and Gregg agree! A standalone image does not 
> conform to WCAG because it should only be considered in context (with 
> HTML that includes alt, longdesc, etc).
> The problem is that an Image meets the current definition of Delivery
> Gregg was merely pointing out the problem with that: that images are 
> now required to conform by themselves. Because that was never 
> intended, Gregg and others have been trying to find a better term so 
> it is clear standalone image don't need to conform but only in context.
> Yvette Hoitink
> Heritas, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands
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