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60278646apply wg decision (private communication exception)2011-04-25 22:53
@@ -137,20 +137,27 @@
    working group decision from Februray 2011</a>.</li><!--HPAAIG-->
    <li>The W3C version has different prose regarding the use of tables
    for layout purposes because of <a
    working group decision from March 2011</a>. In contrast, this
    specification unambiguously disallows the use of <code>table</code>
    elements for layout purposes.</li>
+   <li>The W3C version requires authors who are writing HTML e-mails
+   with images to people they know can see the images (e.g. a wife
+   sending her husband photos of their child) to nonetheless include
+   textual alternatives to those images, because of <a
+   href="">a
+   working group decision from April 2011</a>.</li>
   <p>Features that are part of HTML (and this specification) but that
   are currently published as separate specifications as well, and are
   not included in the W3C HTML5 specification, consist of:</p>
   <ul class="brief">
    <li><a href="#2dcontext">Canvas 2D Graphics Context</a><!--2DCONTEXT-->
    <li><a href="#microdata">Microdata</a><!--MD-->
    <li><a href="#mdvocabs">Microdata vocabularies</a>
@@ -24809,38 +24816,39 @@ href="?audio">audio&lt;/a> test instead.)&lt;/p></pre>
   <p>If an <code>img</code> element is being used for purposes other
   than showing an image, e.g. as part of a service to count page
   views, then the <code title="attr-img-alt">alt</code> attribute must
   be the empty string.</p>
   <p>In such cases, the <code title="attr-dim-width">width</code> and
   <code title="attr-dim-height">height</code> attributes should both
   be set to zero.</p>
+<!--END w3c-html--><!--FORK-->
   <h6>An image in an e-mail or private document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images</h6>
   <p><i>This section does not apply to documents that are publicly
   accessible, or whose target audience is not necessarily personally
   known to the author, such as documents on a Web site, e-mails sent
   to public mailing lists, or software documentation.</i></p>
   <p>When an image is included in a private communication (such as an
   HTML e-mail) aimed at a specific person who is known to be able to
   view images, the <code title="attr-img-alt">alt</code> attribute may
   be omitted. However, even in such cases it is strongly recommended
   that alternative text be included (as appropriate according to the
   kind of image involved, as described in the above entries), so that
   the e-mail is still usable should the user use a mail client that
   does not support images, or should the document be forwarded on to
   other users whose abilities might not include easily seeing
+<!--START w3c-html--><!--FORK-->
   <div class="impl">
   <h6>Guidance for markup generators</h6>
   <p>Markup generators (such as WYSIWYG authoring tools) should,
   wherever possible, obtain alternative text from their
@@ -24891,23 +24899,25 @@ href="?audio">audio&lt;/a> test instead.)&lt;/p></pre>
    and has a non-empty value (as <a href="#unknown-images">described
    <li>The <code>img</code> element is in a <code>figure</code>
    element that satisfies <a href="#figcaption-as-alt-condition">the
    conditions described above</a>.</li>
    <!-- the following are additional entries not included in the
    aforementioned list, as they apply only to conformance checkers -->
+<!--END w3c-html--><!--FORK-->
    <li>The conformance checker has been configured to assume that the
    document is an e-mail or document intended for a specific person
    who is known to be able to view images.</li>
+<!--START w3c-html--><!--FORK-->
    <li>The document has a <code>meta</code> element with a <code
    title="attr-meta-name">name</code> attribute whose value is an
    <span>ASCII case-insensitive</span> match for the string "<code
    title="meta-generator">generator</code>". (This case does not
    represent a case where the document is conforming, only that the
    generator could not determine appropriate alternative text &mdash;
    validators are required to not show an error in this case to
    discourage markup generators from including bogus alternative text
    purely in an attempt to silence validators.)</li>