Bug 20916 - incorrect alt on img in section 4.9.10 - th element
incorrect alt on img in section 4.9.10 - th element
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec
unspecified
PC All
: P3 normal
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Assigned To: steve faulkner
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: a11ytf, a11y_text-alt
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Reported: 2013-02-09 00:33 UTC by steve faulkner
Modified: 2013-04-01 18:16 UTC (History)
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Description steve faulkner 2013-02-09 00:33:09 UTC
in section http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/tabular-data.html#the-th-element 

<img alt="" height="256" src="http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/images/table-scope-diagram.png" width="459">

is informative:
 1. need to ascertain whether adjacent text is adequate alternative
 2. add an alt text

refer to: http://www.davidmacd.com/WCAG/WAI/buggy.html
Comment 1 Paul Cotton 2013-02-09 00:38:23 UTC
>refer to: http://www.davidmacd.com/WCAG/WAI/buggy.html

Would it be possible to update this reference with a pointer back to this bug and/or to create anchors in the buggy.html document to provide an even better reference?
Comment 2 steve faulkner 2013-02-09 00:42:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> >refer to: http://www.davidmacd.com/WCAG/WAI/buggy.html
> 
> Would it be possible to update this reference with a pointer back to this
> bug and/or to create anchors in the buggy.html document to provide an even
> better reference?

will do once I have added the rest of the bugs
Comment 3 steve faulkner 2013-04-01 08:28:19 UTC
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Status: accepted
Change Description: rewrote text explanation of code example and added alt text. https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/e40755a5210ebba2e7eda6d7eea50b61512a4a90
Rationale: the image contains info. A full description of the information it conveys is available in text above the image, so the image alt is a brief description.

Note: the rewrite of the full text description is a first draft, appreciate a11y taskforce review refer to http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Apr/0000.html
Comment 4 steve faulkner 2013-04-01 10:22:54 UTC
gez suggested " before describing scope="rowgroup", mention that in this example, the two tbody elements define the span of the row group."
Comment 5 steve faulkner 2013-04-01 16:02:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> EDITOR'S RESPONSE: This is an Editor's Response to your comment. If you are
> satisfied with this response, please change the state of this bug to CLOSED.
> If
> you have additional information and would like the Editor to reconsider,
> please
> reopen this bug. If you would like to escalate the issue to the full HTML
> Working Group, please add the TrackerRequest keyword to this bug, and suggest
> title and text for the Tracker Issue; or you may create a Tracker Issue
> yourself, if you are able to do so. For more details, see this document:
> 
>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html
> 
> Status: accepted
> Change Description: rewrote text explanation of code example and added alt
> text.
> https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/e40755a5210ebba2e7eda6d7eea50b61512a4a90
> Rationale: the image contains info. A full description of the information it
> conveys is available in text above the image, so the image alt is a brief
> description.
> 
> Note: the rewrite of the full text description is a first draft, appreciate
> a11y taskforce review refer to
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Apr/0000.html

note the correct link to the decision policy is http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v3.html
Comment 6 steve faulkner 2013-04-01 18:16:53 UTC
have made further updates after feedback https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/b9bde609babdd29841ef520b00412ac14d836f9e