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Re: alt / no alt / etc Re: "downplayed errors"

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:18:04 -0700
Message-ID: <49936ABC.3030101@w3.org>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi, Folks-

Charles McCathieNevile wrote (on 2/11/09 1:13 AM):
> Actually, I think Ian's machine-checkable exceptions are reasonable
> candidates for "conformant". I am talking about the infamous case where
> nobody who knows has said anything about what the alt should be, in
> which case there should not be some made-up text, simply a missing alt
> attribute and this should be recommended against - explicitly identified
> as a problem (but one that stuffing some dummy text in will only
> aggravate).

FWIW, I also think the machine-checkable exceptions are a good idea, as
a disambiguator.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:18:13 UTC

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