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Bug 22375 - Images of text where there is also an image
Summary: Images of text where there is also an image
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: steve faulkner
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: CR
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-15 07:22 UTC by dmacdona
Modified: 2014-03-27 15:57 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description dmacdona 2013-06-15 07:22:40 UTC
The big sale ...ends Friday.

    <p><img src="sale.gif" alt="The BIG sale ...ends Friday."></p>"

It's good we have an example of an image of text ad... but usually these days we have a photo incorporated into the ad image that has words. I am often instructing webmasters in this case that any words in the image intended to convey meaning should be in the alt text.

<add>In situations where there is also a photo or other graphic in the image of text, ensure that the words in the image text are included in the alt text along with any other description of the image that conveys meaning to the sighted user.</add>
Comment 1 steve faulkner 2013-06-30 10:19:39 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: added note
Rationale: agreed with commenter