ISSUE-58: [see missing-alt] Use of "curly brackets" to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG,

curly alt

[see missing-alt] Use of "curly brackets" to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG,

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Joshue O Connor
Opened on:
2008-08-13
Description:
On behalf of several members of the WAI PF WG.

The suggested "curly bracket" technique is insufficient, it constitutes
both an abuse of the alt attribute and does not satisfy the WCAG
requirement that alt text contains a textual equivalent of the image...
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  1. Re: ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of 'curly brackets' to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec] (from joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie on 2008-08-13)
  2. Re: ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of 'curly brackets' to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec] (from connolly@w3.org on 2008-08-13)
  3. Re: ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of 'curly brackets' to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec] (from joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie on 2008-08-13)
  4. Re: ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of 'curly brackets' to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec] (from connolly@w3.org on 2008-08-13)
  5. AUTO: Aaron M Leventhal is out of the office. (returning 08/20/2008) (from aleventh@us.ibm.com on 2008-08-13)
  6. ISSUE-58 (curly alt): Use of 'curly brackets' to identify a graphical image by its use or type by inserting a generic identifier / descriptor in curly braces as the @alt value for an IMG, [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2008-08-13)

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http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0105.html

Joshue O Connor, 13 Aug 2008, 09:29:30

see also ISSUE-31 missing-alt

Dan Connolly, 13 Aug 2008, 14:28:05

once ISSUE-31 missing-alt was clarified/revised, this is not a separate issue.

Dan Connolly, 14 Aug 2008, 16:36:12

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