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"HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives" editorial comments

Paul Cotton

Editorial comments:

 

suggestwhen to use the longdesc attribute to provide ore detail -> suggest when to use the longdesc attribute to provide more detail

 

Attributes are plain text and connot contain sub-elements -> Attributes are plain text and cannot contain sub-elements

 

or if image disaply is disabled, -> or if image display is disabled,

 

Text that is for use as an alternatve to an image -> Text that is for use as an alternative to an image

 

It is often possible to represent charts, diagrams and other explanitory sorts of picture using SVG. ->

            It is often possible to represent charts, diagrams and other explanatory sorts of picture using SVG.

 

This does not automatically make such pictures be accessbible, but different mechanisms then befomre available for embedding text alternatives in the SVG images. ->

            This does not automatically make such pictures be accessible, but different mechanisms then before are available for embedding text alternatives in the SVG images.

only the first image should normally have explanitory text, -> only the first image should normally have explanatory text,

An image description in this context is text, whether embedded in the main document or elsewhere, that would enable a reader ->

            An image description in this context is text, whether embedded in the main document or elsewhere which would enable a reader

 

that the items in a bar chart are borizontal rows -> that the items in a bar chart are horizontal rows

 

The first a picture -> The first is a picture

 

Depending on the context in which the illustation -> Depending on the context in which the illustration

 

even that the edges of the printng-block -> even that the edges of the printing-block

 

Although the alt attribute is essental -> Although the alt attribute is essential

 

An image of a painting inspired by a poem, on a page reciting that poem. -> <Change to be a proper sentence>

 

which makes sense in the context of the sentence it is apart of. -> which makes sense in the context of the sentence it is a part of.

as per the relevant relevant guidance -> as per the relevant guidance

 

is given an an empty alt attribute -> is given an empty alt attribute

 

When an image is decorative and it is the author's intent that it not convey any information -> When an image is decorative and it is the author's intent that it not conveys any information

 

When an image is immediately proceeded or preceded by a text alternative -> When an image is immediately preceded by a text alternative

 

represented by a real unicode character, the recommended practice is to remove the gaiji image and just use the unicode character. ->

represented by a real Unicode character, the recommended practice is to remove the gaiji image and just use the Unicode character.

(Make the change to “Unicode” globally)

 

/paulc

 

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada

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Re: "HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives" editorial comments

Liam R. E. Quin
On 2015-07-23 12:50, Paul Cotton wrote:
> Editorial comments:

Changes applied (except for a couple where I reworded the sentence or
replaced it)

> When an image is decorative and it is the author's intent that it not
> convey any information -> When an image is decorative and it is the
> author's intent that it not conveys any information

Come on, you can do the subjunctive, Paul! :-)
(I wouldn't have used wording like this at all, and if this example
stays I'll rewrite it, so I'm glad you brought it to my attention. Very
few authors are _trying_ to make things meaningless, except maybe in
deconstructive poetry or something, although we all manage it from time
to time)

Thanks again.

Liam

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Liam Quin, W3C
XML Activity Lead;
Digital publishing; HTML Accessibility