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Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:12:42 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560908180012l5cfd110nd181b0d470f6a105@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
> As a matter of language design, I think the absence of the alt
> attribute is a sufficient syntactic signal of its absence. I think
> adding more syntax for affirming its absence (e.g. noalt, missing,
> etc.) is unhelpful.

It would be unhelpful if we were to ask humans to type such syntax.

It might be helpful if we *allowed* authoring tools to add it as a
way of saying "Not my fault!", so that they would be less tempted
to lie in more harmful ways.

-jJ
Received on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 07:13:41 GMT

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