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Re: Machine checkability (Was: Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:49:46 +0300
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To: HTML Issue Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

On May 12, 2008, at 09:44 , Henri Sivonen wrote:

> (Aside: Email messages as a whole also have supplementary user- 
> entered data that is supposed to be mandatory: Subject. And as we  
> all know, software cannot force people to write a subject. However,  
> other people can make subject writing more compelling if you know  
> that by not writing a subject you are more likely to get your  
> message ignored as spam.)


Karl pointed out to me off-list that Subject isn't a required field.

This makes Subject an even better example of the issue that I thought  
it was:
It's not a spec or software that makes people write sensible subject  
lines. It's how other people react if you don't.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 07:50:26 GMT

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