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Re: Flickr and alt

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:04:49 +0300
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1A3DAC6-6372-4BA8-AD18-7363EF911AE9@iki.fi>
To: "Sam Kuper" <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>

On Aug 19, 2008, at 17:53, Sam Kuper wrote:

> I think it's important to distinguish between compliance in an  
> authoring tool and compliance in output.
> In the above case, Flickr (and any other AT) would be a compliant  
> authoring tool if it:
> 	 checked the output for validity,
> 	 notified any authors creating invalid output of the fact, and  
> explained the kind of invalidity and why (in layman's terms, but  
> with links to technical documents) it is considered problematic,
> 	 provided reminders of the invalidity on each occasion an invalid  
> document was re-edited.
> As for the output, it would still not be valid HTML unless, well, it  
> was valid HTML.

Quoting self from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008May/0355.html 

The notion that a syntax specification should require software  
conforming to the specification to produce syntactically non-
conforming output under some circumstances is patently bizarre. We  
shouldn't require something that is bizarre in a way that it doesn't  
fit the software developer mindset, because then we don't get the  
reactions we want from software developers.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 15:05:32 UTC

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