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Re: alt attribute - a very simple proposal

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 20:16:09 +0100
Message-ID: <48AB1BF9.4080209@cfit.ie>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: 'Karl Dubost' <karl@w3.org>, 'Laura Carlson' <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, 'Ian Hickson' <ian@hixie.ch>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Justin James wrote:
> While this may feel like "throwing the problem over the fence" to the WCAG
> and us irresponsibly dodging the issue, I think that it is the best possible
> solution. In a nutshell, it says, "HTML demands @alt. If you want @alt to be
> accessible, look at the WCAG information, they're the experts."
> 
> It is elegant, agrees with our goals, lets the WCAG do their job, and leaves
> the decision of whether or not to be accessible in the HTML author's court.

Well said. I also agree with Karls proposal.

Cheers

Josh
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