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

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 18:23:00 +0900
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Message-ID: <20120802092259.GL54314@sideshowbarker>
Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 2012-08-01 18:03 -0400:

> Ted (Mike, Henri, others):
> 
> Is there any possibility of merging this proposal with the "Mint a new
> attribute for relaxing alt attribute conformance criteria in certain
> situations" proposal:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Eoconnor/ISSUE-206

> On 08/01/2012 04:42 PM, Laura Carlson wrote:
> >http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Lcarlson/ImgElement

For my part, it seems like there's a strong chance we can merge those two
proposals. See my latest reply to Henri -- we can do some creative things
with the validator UI to try to address the core problem Henri describes.

> Yes, there are clear differences (they even are enumerated in Laura's
> updated proposal), but it appears to me that these two proposals are
> relatively close in spirit.  The essential difference (other than spelling)
> appears to be the default?

Yes, seems so to me. But I am hoping at this point that we can agree for
the default to be to not show the explicit error messages (or even warning
or info messages), but instead to have an indicator in the validator UI
(e.g., background highlighting of the "Show error messages for img elements
with 'incomplete' attributes." option -- with a CSS transition or whatnot
for fading the background in to get the validator user's attention).

My goal is to resolution on this issue without any formal objections. Not
100% agreement on an ideal solution, but at least everybody agreeing on
something they can live with.

  --Mike

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