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Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution]

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 11:01:01 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnoovZ1cFJ2DWh8O-jEqiG0o6ior=EQdFhO8G2wnQkz-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org
hi mike,

I would note that it will be difficult, to gauge:

> - Are validator users more happy, or less happy?

As there is no data from validator users on how the current situation
effects them.


On 2 August 2012 10:38, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:
> In Hixie's related message[1] to the whatg list, there's another key point
> that I think should be added to the CP(s), and that I think will also help
> us to reach agreement.
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Aug/0004.html
> That point is to have a "trial period" for this new attribute, and to
> revisit this discussion after that trial period is over.
> So, specifically, the CP text should state:
>   - We will add this new attribute on an experimental basis.
>   - We should commit to revisiting the issue in a year or two.
>   - At that time, we examine what impact has had on Web pages.
> Hixie also outlined some specific questions to ask at that time -
>   - Is the attribute being (ab)used in inappropriate ways?
>   - Is it used badly more than correctly?
>   - Are validator users more happy, or less happy?
>   - Are alt="" texts overall better or worse?
>   - Have any generators started it rather than outputting bogus alt=""?
> I also wanted to note here that Henri recently added a statistics-gathering
> feature to the validator that could end up being useful for gathering stats
> related to this -- at least as far as giving us usage data on any validator
> options related to this. We may also add a message-filtering option to the
> validator, and that stats-gathering feature may also be able to give us
> some stats about classes of messages that users choose to filter (though
> that might be a challenge since the filtering options are purely
> client-side options that don't initiate any communication to the server).
>   --Mike
> --
> Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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