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Re: Propose removing "An image in an e-mail or document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images" from the HTML5 spec.

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 10:06:47 +0900
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <DA8190A1-3CBA-4702-A311-DA9B81749A17@w3.org>
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>


Le 14 avr. 2008 à 00:01, Al Gilman a écrit :
> The HTML *specification* should be about the markup.

I don't think it is true.  It is not only about the *document* class  
of products

For example, in the user agent class of product a requirement of HTML  
4.01:

	"For reasons of accessibility, user agents must
	always make the content of the TITLE element
	available to users (including TITLE elements
	that occur in frames).
	-- http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#edef-TITLE

What is important is to clearly define the class of products. See

* 2.2.2 What needs to conform? [1]
* 3. Classes of products and specification category [2]


The following is a list of the most common classes of products for W3C  
specifications:

     * Content (of type, meaning, and format as defined in the  
specification)
     * Producer of content (may be divided into initiators and  
modifiers)
     * Player (read-only consumer, conveys content in non- XML way)
     * Consumer in a one-way pipeline
     * Responding agent (e.g., server) of API (consumer and producer)
     * Processor (consumer of its vocabulary/instructions)
     * Module that hosts the processor
     * Producer of instructions/commands to processor
     * Profile derived from the specification's Rules for Profiles
     * Specification (guidelines)


[1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#what-conform
[2]: http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/#spec-cat-cop

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Karl Dubost - W3C
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Be Strict To Be Cool
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