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@@ -99,6 +99,12 @@
    href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0244.html">a
    working group decision from March 2011</a>.</li>
 
+   <li>The W3C version gives incomplete advice regarding the <code
+   title="attr-img-alt">alt</code> attribute and instead references
+   other documents on the matter because of <a
+   href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0691.html">a
+   working group decision from March 2011</a>.</li>
+
   </ul>
 
   <p>Features that are considered part of the next generation of HTML
@@ -23963,11 +23969,26 @@
 
   <h6>A purely decorative image that doesn't add any information</h6>
 
-  <p>In general, if an image is decorative but isn't especially
-  page-specific, for example an image that forms part of a site-wide
-  design scheme, the image should be specified in the site's CSS,
-  not in the markup of the document.</p>
+  <p>If an image is decorative but isn't especially page-specific
+  &mdash; for example an image that forms part of a site-wide design
+  scheme &mdash; the image should be specified in the site's CSS, not
+  in the markup of the document.</p>
 
+<!--END html--><!--END complete--><!--END epub--><!--END dev-html-->
+  <p>Exceptions to this rule, in cases where CSS cannot be used to
+  display an entirely decorative image, are covered by the HTML5:
+  Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. <a href="#refsHTMLALTTECHS">[HTMLALTTECHS]</a>
+  Authors are also encouraged to consult the Web Content Accessibility
+  Guidelines 2.0 for more detailed information and acceptable
+  techniques. <a href="#refsWCAG">[WCAG]</a></p>
+<!--START html--><!--START complete--><!--START epub--><!--START dev-html-->
+<!--END w3c-html-->
+
+  <!-- The above paragraph is omitted in the WHATWG copy and replaced
+  with the explicit requirement below because accessibility is better
+  served by having authors get all their information from one place,
+  instead of requiring them to read multiple (contradictory) documents. -->
+
   <p>However, a decorative image that isn't discussed by the
   surrounding text but still has some relevance can be included in a page
   using the <code>img</code> element. Such images are decorative, but
@@ -23998,6 +24019,7 @@
 
   </div>
 
+<!--START w3c-html-->
 
 
   <h6>A group of images that form a single larger picture with no links</h6>
@@ -110314,6 +110336,9 @@
    <cite><a href="http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/">HTML5</a></cite>,
    I. Hickson. W3C.</dd>
 
+   <dt id="refsHTMLALTTECHS">[HTMLALTTECHS]</dt>
+   <dd>(Non-normative) <cite><a href="http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/">HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives</a></cite>, S. Faulkner. W3C.</dd>
+
    <dt id="refsHTMLDIFF">[HTMLDIFF]</dt>
    <!--
    <dd>(Non-normative) <cite><a

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