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equivalent content must not be an either/or proposition

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 22:09:28 -0400
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070714020811.M59837@hicom.net>

first of all, it's not alternate, but equivalent content that is 
needed, and for it to be effective for certain user groups, it 
will be necessary to break out of the toggle mindset (load 
images/do not load images) for their need is a side-by-side 
explication of the still image, not a choice between the image 
and rich fallback content -- both MUST be, at the very least, 
programmatically available to the user; that is, both the image 
and the rich description thereof should not be an either/or 
proposition, but a "let the user decide how to expose rich 
content" question...

i have outlined the requirements and user scenarios that call 
for flexible use of rich equivalent content both on list and on 
the working group's wiki:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/0645.html
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/LongdescRetention

gregory.
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