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RE: Clarification of WCAG intent and meaning of techniques [Re: WCAG considering amending F65 to NOT fail missing ALT text if title or aria-label is present]

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:17:01 +0100
To: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "kirsten@can-adapt.com" <kirsten@can-adapt.com>
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Leif Halvard Silli, Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:13:31 +0100:
> Schnabel, Stefan, Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:09:21 +0000:

>> Using aria-hidden is not 
>> reflecting well the purpose of the technique "association of visible 
>> text (used as caption for an image) with the image".
> This is true. The only *simple* method HTML5 seems to have for such 
> association, is the <figure> element.

And in that regard: This discussion seems to take for granted that F65 
does *not* speak about <figure> with a <figcaption> (which is a 
situation where HTML5 permits omitting the the @alt attribute).

Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Thursday, 28 November 2013 16:17:31 UTC

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