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Re: Re: please reivew mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0

From: <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 15:51:26 +0000
To: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>
Cc: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1IbebG-0007Nt-QB@wiggum.w3.org>

 Dear Simon Pieters ,

The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has reviewed the comments you
sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the W3C mobileOK Basic
Tests 1.0 (2nd Last Call) published on 25 May 2007. Thank you for having
taken the time to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below, and has
been implemented in the new version of the document available at:

Please review it carefully and let us know if you agree with it or not
before 19 October 2007. In case of disagreement, you are requested to
provide a specific solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working
Group. If such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the
opportunity to raise a formal objection which will then be reviewed by the
Director during the transition of this document to the next stage in the
W3C Recommendation Track.


For the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group,
Michael(tm) Smith
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/op.ttrt3deq7a8kvn@hp-a0a83fcd39d2
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070525/


Your comment on 3.14 NON-TEXT_ALTERNATIVES (partial):
> 3.14 NON-TEXT_ALTERNATIVES (partial) says:
>     For each img element:
>        If an alt attribute is not present or consists only of white
> space,
>        FAIL
>     PASS
> Does this imply that the empty string is also a FAIL? If so, I think
> this  
> test should be removed; there are a number of cases where the empty
> string  
> is the appropriate alt text (e.g., when an image is illustrative or
> merely  
> repeating the previous paragraph). [2]

Working Group Resolution:
No, an empty ALT tag does not cause a fail for the reasons you cite. We
will add a clarifying note.

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