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Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 11:06:12 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvcK-KB_E=OH7CgGFAZswM4A8F8xyOsJZtHyGr-KXA9VFQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Hi Mike,

That is closest thing that I can think of that has a chance to work
for everyone, Mike. Henri's scenario does not address the scenario I

Best Regards,

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:
> Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, 2012-08-04 14:55 -0500:
>> [...]
>> So let's brainstorm here. From the start can we address both groups
>> and their tasks as equally as possible while fulfilling end-user
>> requirements? How about the possibility of the vaildator having two
>> separate yet side-by-side options based on the audience?  A simple
>> user interface mockup is at:
>> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/206/byaudience.html
>> The idea would be to have an audience section at the beginning of the
>> page. If the "Generator Developers" radio button is selected the new
>> attribute would kick in and allow the page to pass validation. And if
>> the "Authors" radio button is selected it wouldn't. Check out the
>> mockup and and let me know what you think.
> This is an interesting idea but I think it does not address the scenario
> Henri has outlined. That scenario does not involve the generator developers
> using the validator directly themselves. Instead the users of their tools
> check the generated content using the validator, and find that it's not
> valid because of missing alt attributes. And then the possibly complain
> about that somewhere as a deficiency in that generator, or do something
> else that causes the generator behavior to work around the problem by
> having their generator just output alt="" or alt="image" or something for
> images that should have meaningful alt text.
>   --Mike
> --
> Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2012 16:06:44 UTC

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