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RE: Candidate TF Resolution:ISSUE-66 image-analysis

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:25:39 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00ff01cadb2e$5469d140$fd3d73c0$@edu>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-a11y-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-a11y-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Janina Sajka
> Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:01 AM
> To: HTML Accessibility Task Force
> Subject: Candidate TF Resolution:ISSUE-66 image-analysis
> The HTML-A11Y Task Force Face to Face offers the following candidate
> resolution for adoption by the TF. Discussion in email is
> welcome--simply reply to this message. This resolution will appear on
> our teleconference agenda this Thursday. Also, a WBS survey will
> shortly
> be announced where you may vote on it.
> RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force supports the change proposal to
> remove the image heuristics paragraph from the img Element Section of
> the HTML specification as detailed at:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImageHeuristics.
> RATIONALE: Key points raised at the F2F included:
> Image heuristics text should be stricken from the HTML spec, because it
> gives the message that this is viable now, and a reasonable substitute
> for @alt. Neither is true.
> Should image heuristics become useful in the future then we might
> support it but not at present.
> Not putting it in the spec will not cause anyone not to do it if they
> were going to do it ... Filling in the attribute is not something the
> spec should be doing.
> We would not normally take time to object that this exists even though
> it goes beyond what a spec needs to provide, but we are concerned that
> it could mislead authors into believing they can rely on this when the
> current state of technology does not support that.
> Also consult minutes from the F2F:
> http://www.w3.org/2010/04/06-html-a11y-minutes.html
> http://www.w3.org/2010/04/07-html-a11y-minutes.html
> --
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org
> Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org
> Chair, Protocols & Formats
> Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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