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Re: the market hasn't spoken - it hasn't bothered to listened [was Re: fear of "invisible metadata"]

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:12:23 -0500
Message-Id: <35F10232-6844-42B7-9735-BB247BAFF76B@robburns.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>, Monika Trebo <mtrebo@stanford.edu>, "Gregory J.Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>


On Jun 26, 2007, at 3:02 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
> <object data="foo.mpeg" alt="A kitten playing with yarn."></object>
> <object data="foo.mpeg">A kitten playing with yarn.</object>
>
> Doesn't look abbreviated to me.
>

I might be wrong here, but I suspect you created your example so that  
their would be no difference between the @alt content and the  
fallback content. While that's a nice example, my point was that we  
might want to think through whether that is always the case (in which  
case @alt is not needed on the modern elements) or whether we need to  
provide different mechanisms for these (possibly) different semantics  
(@alt as an abbreviated alternate to non-text media and fallback for  
non-text media).

Take care,
Rob
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 08:12:44 UTC

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