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RE: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 09:50:47 -0400
To: "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <044201c8b437$2e78aa80$8b69ff80$@com>

Henri -

Thanks for the heads up on that. The idea of role="paragraph" making content
mandatory was something that I threw out there as an example of what could
be done, not as something I necessarily thought should be done, but I didn't
make that clear.

J.Ja

-----Original Message-----
From: Henri Sivonen [mailto:hsivonen@iki.fi] 
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 2:34 AM
To: Justin James
Cc: 'Ian Hickson'; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require
producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

On May 12, 2008, at 08:27 , Justin James wrote:

> * Make it possible for the HTML code to be machine verified to fully  
> (nor
> nearly fully) meet the spec; for example, the spec should say  
> something
> like, "any element with a role of 'paragraph' much contain textual  
> content."


I suggest searching the WHATWG archives for "significant inline  
content". You'll find that this idea existed already and was found bad  
for the same reason making the presence of alt mandatory on the  
machine-checkable syntax level is bad.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 13:51:35 UTC

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