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Re: RESOLUTION to modify text alternative change proposal and reject WAI CG's consensus recommendation

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 05:41:04 -0500
Message-ID: <y2r1c8dbcaa1004110341he8aaec13md090403e848ef05a@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Hi John,

> why struggling over a word is worth the effort

If the word is not "error", there will be no result. Developers pay
attention to errors not warnings. But I have already said that in this
thread and Cynthia said it in the face to face meeting.

If bug 9485 is fixed it would help developers reach the result faster.
I hope it is fixed.

>> This isn't about making deals.
> Sure it is - that's the nature of compromise and consensus

Consensus is about being able to "live with" something. Some things
can't be lived with.  Without both @src and a text alternative the
<img> element is broken. Making them both a  warning doesn't make
sense.  Both are needed for an image to be complete. Both are on the
same level.   Lowering standards for one and not the other is
discrimination. I can't live with that. WAI CG's consensus document
doesn't live with that.

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Sunday, 11 April 2010 10:41:38 UTC

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