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Re: Request for clarification of the case where 'the image isn't discussed by the surrounding text, but it has some relevance'

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:48:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808251045280.7044@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Advice on how to mark up such images is given in WCAG 2.0:
> "Sometimes content is primarily intended to create a specific sensory
> experience [...]

That isn't the goal here. The image is merely a decorative image that 
happens to be relevant in the context of the poem.

> >The above has two problems; first it makes the page harder to understand for uses navigating the page without images,
> lets have a look at 3 examples then, to see if your opinion is born out:
> 1. example with image displayed
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/shalott1.html
> 2. example without image displayed (with alt text)
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/shalott2.html
> 3. example without image displayed (without alt text)
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/shalott3.html

Please use the HTML doctype to do your tests. You will find the results, 
at least for Firefox, differ. I also recommend testing with Lynx or 
another text browser.

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