Edit ISSUE-21: We should have a conversation about decoration vs. pure decoration

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  1. Re: Cleaning up working branches (from cooper@w3.org on 2017-08-28) (from cooper@w3.org on 2017-08-28)
  2. WCAG-ISSUE-21 (DavidMacD): We should have a conversation about decoration vs. pure decoration [HTML & ARIA Techniques TF] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-05-26) (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-05-26)

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The example in the alt guidance doc is 6.4 scroll down a bit from here:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/#sec5

"Here is another example of the same image used in a different context. In this case it is used to add a bit of medieval themed decoration to an advertisement. As the image bears no direct relation to the content of the page it is considered appropriate to use an empty alt attribute. It can also be considered appropriate to provide a brief description of the image as some users who cannot view images appreciate having information provided about images of paintings and photographs regardless of the context in which the images are used. As decisions about when to provide a text alternative are based on context of use, both options are considered to be conforming, but it is recommended that a brief text alternative is provided."
... <p><img src="shalott.jpeg" alt=""></p>
<p>Join us for our medieval theme nights every Friday at
Boaters Bar,on the riverside, Kingston upon Thames.</p>

David MacDonald, 1 Jun 2014, 13:18:44


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