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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: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 08:43:16 -0400
Message-ID: <374886E3A4BC498DBFCFBD25E3C7B214@HANDS>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <wai-liaison@w3.org>

Philip has this correct.  There are many instances in which a requirement 
for validation is removed from the authoring path.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
To: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>; <public-html@w3.org>; "W3C 
WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>; <wai-liaison@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require 
producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.


David Poehlman wrote:
> you asked why so I will tell you.  If I am in the business of Q A and get
> hired by an entity to check their sites, I am not the author so I need to
> know that validity has or has not been achieved?

I said "other than the author (or those affiliated with the author)".
In that case, you would be considered to be affiliated with the author
and would be able to find out any additional information you need from them.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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Received on Thursday, 22 May 2008 12:56:13 GMT

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