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Bug 21420 - note about conforming image is incorrect
Summary: note about conforming image is incorrect
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: steve faulkner
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: a11y, a11y_text-alt
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-28 11:56 UTC by steve faulkner
Modified: 2013-04-10 03:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description steve faulkner 2013-03-28 11:56:55 UTC
note:In a conforming document, the absence of the alt attribute indicates that the image is a key part of the content but that a textual replacement for the image was not available when the image was generated.


only case where image without alt is conforming is
If the image is a descendant of a figure element that has a child figcaption element and the figcaption contains text.
Comment 1 steve faulkner 2013-04-06 15:48:58 UTC
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Status: rejected
Change Description: removed title attribute related text as it was incorrect
Rationale: contradicted other parts of spec.