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

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 06:11:29 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:09 PM, Henri Sivonen<hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2009, at 16:06, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> There is only one thing I can think about that an "alt" attribute
>> could provide that nothing else does: as a blind user tabs onto a
>> video element, the "alt" attribute's content could be read out and
>> briefly describe what is visible in the poster image - or
>> alternatively give a brief summary of the video. This is useful for
>> all those cases where no surrounding text is given for whatever
>> reason. Where a surrounding text is given, such as the video title and
>> description, such text is likely not necessary.
> I believe aria-label addresses this.

Excellent. Then I haven't seen a good argument to add it. Let's not.


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