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Re: [A11y] requiring alt Re: fear of "invisible metadata"

From: aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:54:01 +0200
Message-ID: <46778B99.1040308@free.fr>
To: public-html@w3.org

Yes and it's good a good things, if they don't do that AT will give the 
url or name of the file, this way the photo can be skipped by AT. I 
really don't understand the willing to remove some basic features for AT 
and web accessibility and on the other way the willing to add numbers of 
new "semantic" markup that in my opinion will result a less accessible 
web by increasing the difficulty to write "good" html, the difficulty to 
check if the markup is good and the capacity to misused this new markup.
Dan or Karl can you please ask to a WCAG working group member to be 
involved to this group because i really thing that we are going to a 
wrong way on web accessibility and i hope that an "official" guy will be 
more understand and listen that the others accessibility guys in this group

> Sadly, sometimes tools and web app authors feel compelled to make 
> their output pass validators. So flickr for example puts alt="" on my 
> photos for me.
> Regards,
> Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 07:54:13 UTC

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