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Bug 13730 - video poster alt text
Summary: video poster alt text
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 13729
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, media
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-08-10 03:25 UTC by Michael[tm] Smith
Modified: 2011-09-06 15:26 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-10 03:25:57 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #13729 +++

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

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 13729 ***
Comment 2 Michael Cooper 2011-09-06 15:26:52 UTC
Bug triage sub-team thinks HTML A11Y TF does not need to track this because we are already tracking the duplicate, 10642 (via 13729).