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Re: Discussion: Text Alternative Survey

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:45:37 -0700
Cc: Matt May <mattmay@adobe.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1E021A8A-E14F-4A5E-AB1B-EDEB5C14D433@apple.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>

On Apr 23, 2010, at 18:41 , Laura Carlson wrote:

> Hi Dave,
> 
>>> I think this is a fair compromise between the people who value
>>> accessibility, and the ones who don't, but still want to be valid. Either
>>> way, they need to do something in line with their preference in order to
>>> validate.
>> 
>> So, did the proposal include adding such an attribute?
> 
> As I mentioned [1], Both "generated" and "missing" attributes were in
> earlier versions of the change proposal. I took them out at the
> request of the people who attended the face-to-face meeting. I'm not
> sure why they wanted them out. The missing text was very similar to:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/IssueAltAttribute#Missing_Attribute
> So it would need improvement.
> 
> Missing could go into a separate Change Proposal or returned to this
> one if people think it is a good idea and we can iron out the
> technical details and get the text right.


Hi Laura

thanks for the background.  I'm troubled that we may have been voting on half a change proposal, therefore.  But maybe we should hear why it was sliced.  Anyone?

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Saturday, 24 April 2010 01:46:19 GMT

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