[whatwg] Alt attribute for <video> and <audio>

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 17:15:05 PDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Remco<remco47 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My search was indeed too quick. I stand corrected.
> Captions/subtitles seem like a very good idea for accessibility, but
> in addition to that I think that an alt attribute would still be
> appropriate for browsers that can't display the media at all. The alt
> is a replacement for an external element that cannot be displayed at
> all for whatever reason. It replaces the element. That's why I would
> suggest alt attributes for objects, embeds, frames, etc. too.

If a particular UA does not support the <video> element at all, it
should display the fallback content inside the element.


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