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Bug 12727 - Contradicts HTML5
Summary: Contradicts HTML5
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 alt techniques (editor: Steven Faulkner) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: steve faulkner
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
URL: a11y
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-23 21:10 UTC by Sam Ruby
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:08 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Sam Ruby 2011-05-23 21:10:39 UTC
Bug entered on behalf of Lachlan Hunt:

I object to this document claiming to replace sections of
HTML5. The WG should not publish or endorse specifications that
directly contradict another specification from the same WG.
Instead, any reasonable portions of this document should ultimately
be merged with the HTML specification and unreasonable portions
should be dropped.

Comment 1 Sam Ruby 2011-05-24 12:12:35 UTC
My recommendation is to RESOLVE this as NEEDSINFO, and to encourage specific bugs to be opened.  This bug could then be marked as "Depends on" that list of bugs.
Comment 2 steve faulkner 2011-06-03 10:59:44 UTC
The working group has not reached consensus on whether the HTML5 specification is the canonical source of requirements or advice in regards to the provision of text alternatives for images.
As editor I intend to identify and note points of difference in normative requirements and informative advice between the alt spec and the HTML5 spec, people will then be free to file bugs against the differences. 

Differences are due to:
* requirements in HTML5 not taking into account current browser, AT support realities 
* watering down of WCAG 2.0 requirements 
* lack of normative and/or informative advice in HTML5 for some use cases
The requirement and advice deficiencies in the current HTML5 may result in authors providing inaccessible content.
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:08:41 UTC
mass-move component to LC1