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[Bug 13531] use of implicit labels in examples

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Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:32:23 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13531

--- Comment #15 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2012-01-06 21:32:23 UTC ---
It is being argued that implicit labels should be removed (or at least removed
from examples) because one implementation is buggy in one aspect of support for
them.

You are attempting to argue that the same is true for @longdesc.  That is
irrelevant here, because we're not talking about @longdesc.  Let's pretend for
a moment that we are, though.  The analogy is flawed; we deprecated @longdesc
not because one browser is buggy in one aspect of support for it, but rather
because *authors* seem fundamentally unable to use it correctly.

We can fix implementations; that's what bug reports are for.  We can't fix
authors; instead, we must fix specs.  If experience shows that something is
difficult or confusing for most authors, we need to change/remove it to be less
confusing.

So, no, this is not a question of philosophy.  The philosophy Anne is
advocating has no relevance to the @longdesc discussion.

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