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Re: Mandatory and Important

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:30:34 -0400
Message-ID: <48ADEC8A.5020409@mit.edu>
To: Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>
CC: "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>

Matt Morgan-May wrote:
>> The *entire* point of <img> is to... display an image.
> 
> And the point of displaying an image is to _communicate information_.

That's one possible point, yes.

There are others (e.g. screensavers don't usually communicate much 
information but can be used to create a certain ambiance).  Heck, the 
same is true of a lot of art in general.

-Boris

P.S. cc list savagely trimmed, since I doubt most of the people on it 
really cared about the use cases for images...
Received on Thursday, 21 August 2008 22:31:33 UTC

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