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Explicitly state, "For guidance on accessibility requirements for text alternatives authors should consult WCAG 2.0" and link to WCAG 2.0.
The img element 
In the img section, as recommended by WAI CG's Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5", please state:
- Refers people to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG). Accessibility is WAI's domain and specialty. WAI develops guidelines which are widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility . WAI's WCAG defines how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities.
Outcomes of Fixing This Bug
- Is in accord with Accessibility Coordination Group's "Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5". 
- As one study indicates, users prefer embedded reference links into the body of a document instead of lumping them all into one section. They believed that embedding the links within a document made it easier to navigate, easier to recognize key information, easier to follow the main idea of the passages, and promoted comprehension. 
- Could help in the goal of modularizing W3C documents as some information in the img section may be covered in WAI documents. It may aid in alleviating duplication of effort and double maintenance.
- Could help in the goal of modularizing W3C documents as some information may be covered in WAI documents. It may aid in alleviating duplication of effort and double maintenance.
- http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/text-level-semantics.html#the-img-element 
- http://www.w3.org/WAI/about.html 
- http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#intro 
- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0871.html 
- http://www.w3.org/2009/06/Text-Alternatives-in-HTML5 
- http://www.surl.org/usabilitynews/32/links.asp 
This is associated with HTML TRACKER ISSUE-31: