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

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:51:58 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2kJ1PRJQkwALWZikXxn=rXukW4CsnWio_8hWQNRjhrVQg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, 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>
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 11:18 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org) writes:
>> Here's a proposal for a compromise that might allow the two CPs to be merged:
>>   A. Add a "Show error messages for img elements with "incomplete" attributes.
>>   B. Make that option off (unchecked) by default.
>>   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.
> I think I would be OK with this.
> For me the problem to date was the possibility that the missing alt
> would not be reported at all. I don't believe there's any particular
> importance, however, to reporting each and every instance over and over
> except where the user is actually taking on the task of repair. So, an
> "on by default warning" satisfies my concern.
> PS: A possible refinement might be to put an actual count into the
> warning. That might serve as a quick sense of the extent of the problem,
> and do so more succinctly than the iterated list itself.

I like this approach.
Further, I also prefer something like the attribute name that Ian
suggested for the reasons that Ian stated.

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