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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: Andrew Sidwell <w3c@andrewsidwell.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:33:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4835AE57.8040903@andrewsidwell.co.uk>
To: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
CC: 'Lachlan Hunt' <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org, 'HTML4All' <list@html4all.org>

John Foliot wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> Optimising for edge cases is not a reasonable thing to do.
>>
> 
> Well then, making @alt optional in the edge case of Flickr or an inkblot
> test is then moot.  Those edge cases will remain non-conformant, and @alt as
> a mandatory requirement is a sealed deal, as optimising for edge cases is
> not a reasonable thing to do.

Flickr is hardly an edge case.

Andrew Sidwell
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2008 17:34:06 UTC

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