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Re: alt attribute - a very simple proposal

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:17:01 +0300
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EE430D92-2A0B-4867-903B-4464C2E21C6D@iki.fi>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>

On Aug 19, 2008, at 17:08, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> On Aug 19, 2008, at 16:48, Laura Carlson wrote:
>>>> - Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG):
>>>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/
>>>> - User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)
>>>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/
>>> So what's the answer to my question according to *your* reading of  
>>> *those*
>>> specs?
>> I'm not the person to ask.
> If you aren't confident that you can find the answer in the  
> documents you reference, why are you URL dropping those documents?

Sorry. I didn't realize those were WG URIs instead of URIs to the  
output of those WGs.

Anyway, my point is that simply referring people to WAI or WAI output  
is not helpful when WAI documents don't address all the use cases that  
the HTML5 draft is addressing and when the WAI output isn't so clear  
that people would be confident in interpreting it.

Ideally, this would work by referencing the WAI documents if the WAI  
documents actually covered the spectrum of cases that needs to be  
covered and were as readable as the HTML5 draft.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 14:17:42 UTC

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