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RE: [html4all] New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:54:30 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Message-ID: <2780198.1207947270597.JavaMail.root@elwamui-muscovy.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: 'Dave Singer' <singer@apple.com>, 'HTML4All' <list@html4all.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>


>There are people who upload literally thousands of photos a week. If a 
>photo takes one minute to describe, which is probably optimisic, that's 
>two full days' worth of work per week just to describe the photos. That's 
>not happening. Even people who upload 10 photos a month don't care enough 
>to describe their photos.
>
>You might be able to get some people to describe some of the most popular 
>photos, but there's no way that's going to scale to all photos on all 
>photo galleries, so the problem of what to do with photos that have no 
>useful alternative text will always exist.
>
>-- 
>Ian Hickson


Which is a good reason why alt text needs to be required by this spec (HTML5).

People will continue to commit crimes and break the law........but it that a reason not to have them?

* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea 
Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst

703-371-5545

People may forget exactly what it was that you said or did, 
but they will never forget how you made them feel.......
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