Edit ACTION-54: ask PF WG to look at drafted text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements




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1. Steve Faulkner: submitted request to PF WG for clarification of normative language use (25 March 2008)

Gregory Rosmaita, 27 Mar 2008, 15:31:05

re-opening; pending comments from PF.

Chris Wilson, 27 Mar 2008, 23:24:02

Steve F reported 17 Apr that he's inclined to look at more research rather than drafting edits

Dan Connolly, 17 Apr 2008, 22:40:09

* draft text: http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/uc/
* email: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008May/0121.html

Gregory Rosmaita, 8 May 2008, 16:24:12

pending discussion on the list.

Chris Wilson, 8 May 2008, 23:18:38

THREAD: "HTML Action 54 - ...draft text..."

* Steve Faulkner:
* Justin James:
* Ian Hickson:
* Steven Faulkner:
* Justin James:
* Sam Kuper:
* Robert J. Burns:
* Justin James:
* Sam Kuper:
* John Foliot:
* Ian Hickson:
* Justin James:
* Robert J. Burns:

THREAD: "Discussion Action 54: First Draft of the rewrite..."

* Laura Carlson:
* David Poehlman:
Katie Haritos-Shea:

Gregory Rosmaita, 10 May 2008, 23:57:45


1. Action 54: First Draft:
* http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttribute

2. Discussion Page for Action 54:
* http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttributeDiscussion

Gregory Rosmaita, 12 May 2008, 16:32:15

there is a wiki version of the First Draft of Action Item 54 on the ESW wiki:


the authors of the proposed rewording have requested that the HTML WG provide feedback on the proposed rewording by 22 MAY 2008 -- please post your comments to the public-html list and (optimally) add your comments to:


Gregory Rosmaita, 15 May 2008, 16:12:05

update from LAURA CARLSON:

We have started work on a second draft for Action 54:
* http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttributeSecondDraft

We are still waiting for a reply from PFWG for this action item regarding several issues:
* http://tinyurl.com/48uyqv
* http://tinyurl.com/3v68tn

We are beginning to incorporate First Draft Comments:

One of the biggest changes is that we have removed the majority of the
usage examples and code samples. Usage examples and code samples from
the Action 54 first draft are being refined and most have now been
submitted as Techniques for WCAG 2.0. If they are accepted, the action
54 document will link to them there. As Jason said in his comment, a
format specification is not a tutorial. Including detailed guidance in
ALT attribute techniques could be seen as usurping the role of WCAG
2.0 and its techniques documents. PF has also pointed out, "WCAG WG is
chartered to set Accessibility guidelines and HTML WG is not".
The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is the accessibility authority.

Submission for WCAG 2.0. Techniques
* http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/TECHS-SUBMIT/

Action 54 first draft
* http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttribute

Gregory Rosmaita, 5 Jun 2008, 16:12:57

discussion in progress with PF group.

Chris Wilson, 26 Jun 2008, 16:10:32

waiting for PFWG feedback

Michael[tm] Smith, 10 Jul 2008, 16:19:52

Need to contact PF and get timeline for review.

Chris Wilson, 17 Jul 2008, 16:09:57

Gregory coming back next week with info from PF.

Chris Wilson, 25 Sep 2008, 16:19:23

HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

Laura Carlson, 18 Feb 2010, 19:50:53

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