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Bug 13729 - video poster alt text
Summary: video poster alt text
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10642
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: a11y, a11y_text-alt, media
: 13730 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 13590
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Reported: 2011-08-10 03:24 UTC by Michael[tm] Smith
Modified: 2014-06-26 11:28 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-10 03:24:55 UTC

The Video Element

There does not appear to be any provision for providing alternative text
for the Posterframe of the video.  I understand why this would be
something that is difficult to require, but it should be possible, and
even recommended.  After all, there might be a video whose title is "A
Day At The Beach".  Knowing whether the posterframe contains the image
of a child throwing a ball into the surf for their dog, a surfer heading
into the waves, or an attractive couple holding hands, conveys very
different information about what that video might contain.

[split out from bug 13590]
Comment 1 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-10 03:26:40 UTC
*** Bug 13730 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Kornel Lesinski 2011-08-10 22:23:07 UTC
This has been discussed in bug 10642
Comment 3 Anne 2011-08-14 10:54:44 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 10642 ***
Comment 4 Michael Cooper 2011-09-06 15:25:25 UTC
Bug triage sub-team thinks HTML A11Y TF does not need to track this because we are already tracking the duplicate, 10642.