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[Bug 9233] Incorporate a Link to UAAG with appropriate wording into browser sections

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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:08:51 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9233


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #9 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-03-31 20:08:50 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10-TECHS/guidelines.html#tech-missing-alt
doesn't seem to provide anything that the HTML5 spec doesn't already provide,
except that the former is more vague (since it isn't specific to HTML). I don't
understand how this would be an improvement or how it would result in browsers
doing things better.

Whether we like it or not, a fact of life is that browser implementors don't
follow links. (Nothing has made this point better than bz's e-mail to
public-html a few weeks ago saying exactly this, especially given that bz is
one of the most conscientious implementors in the industry.) Therefore, if we
want to have an impact on browser vendors, leading to them making better more
accessible browsers, replacing concrete suggestions with a link to an abstract
document is not the way to go.


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