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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 11:13:11 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdUY-0fUyjsa9Cyy6wVFAji6cqLiBGQjS9qcRZdR41vHA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, 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 Henri,

You wrote to Steve:

> I don't see Laura's proposal arising from disbelieving the scenario
> due to lack of data.

The CP states: "While there may indeed may be authors who
irresponsibly choose to enter bogus alternative text, knowingly
violating the intended use of alternative text as an accessibility
accommodation, this is not a reason to codify their bad practices by
removing validation alerts for missing alternative text for content
authors who would prefer to do the right thing and provide alternative
text for images. Nor is this assertion even evidence-backed. "

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2012 16:13:39 UTC

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