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RE: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 18:38:43 +0000 (UTC)
To: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: 'HTML4All' <list@html4all.org>, public-html@w3.org, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805011834130.2099@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 1 May 2008, John Foliot wrote:
> Steven Faulkner wrote:
> > A section of Ian hickson's comment on "HTML5 Alternative Text, and
> > Authoring Tools": 
> > 
> > "We truly do believe in research, hard data, and analysis, rather
> > than hypotheticals; and we truly do believe that evidence suggests
> > that what we are arguing for is going to improve the accessibility of
> > the Web."   
> > 
> > http://juicystudio.com/article/html5-alt-text-authoring-tools.php#comment2
> > 
> > Please show us the evidence.

It's not clear exactly what evidence is being requested. The reasoning for 
the current text has been the subject of a number of long and detailed 
e-mails to these lists already.


> I have been asking for 'evidence' since September of 2007: 
> [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Sep/0019.html]

I replied to that e-mail in detail within hours:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Sep/0020.html

I notice you never followed up.

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