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Re: conflation of issues or convergence of interests?

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 08:07:35 +0200
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To: public-html@w3.org

At 15:08 +1000 UTC, on 2007-07-28, Lachlan Hunt wrote:


> Does there really
> need to be an explicit association between the video and the link to
> it's textual alternative?

Yes, otherwise there'd be no indication that it is an alternative. The only
way for a user to find that out would then be to consume both resources and
deduct that they were probably intended as equivalents.


> Look at any video on YouTube, for example.  There is no explicit
> association in the markup between the video and its metadata, such as
> the user who uploaded it, the description, tags, number of times it has
> been viewed or favourited, etc.

None of those are equivalents of the video. They are complimentary. You're
mixing up very different things.

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Saturday, 28 July 2007 06:11:46 UTC

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