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Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 09:45:03 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmD-mJz=dD8F-3HmWFmsXjXneSOPAGGxtH1QdMCWzg_cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Henri,
what about an info: style message?


On 2 August 2012 09:09, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:
>>   C. Make the default validator behavior be that if a document contains any
>>      instances of img elements that have the relaxed/incomplete attribute
>>      (or whatever the name ends up as), emit a single warning per document:
>>        Warning: This document contains at least one "incomplete" attribute,
>>        which indicates it may have images that lack text alternatives. To
>>        see error messages showing the locations of those images, use the
>>        "Show error messages for img elements with "incomplete" option.
>>    That would ensure that users are always alerted to the presence of the
>>    attribute, by being shown that warning message.
> But alerting users is what triggers the behavior in (some) markup
> generator developers that we're trying to avoid triggering! I expect
> that the kind of the markup generator developers who wanted to silence
> HTML4 validators with alt="" would want to make this warning go away,
> too, so I expect this proposal would not yield a worthwhile benefit
> compared to going back to the HTML4 situation but would add complexity
> on the way. That is to say, I think this compromise is worse than
> either Ted's proposal or making validators whine about the absence of
> the alt attribute as with HTML4.
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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