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Re: ISSUE-107 Change Proposal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:35:26 -0700
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, 'Julian Reschke' <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <E177FB57-0E10-4B8D-B434-7D2B601D0A98@apple.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

On Apr 21, 2010, at 6:54 AM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> On 2010-04-14 20:46, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>> On Apr 14, 2010, at 11:14 AM, John Foliot wrote:
>>
>>> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Including the advice to obtain the plugin in
>>>> addition to that would be acceptable, but consider how useless such
>>>> advice would be on its own, on most devices other than desktop
>>>> computers, like mobile phones, set top boxes, TVs, etc.
>>>
>>> +1 to Lachlan here.
>>
>> Would either of you like to write an alternate proposal with content
>> along these lines?
>
> Something along these lines would be better.
>
> <object type="application/vnd.o3d.auto">
>    <param name="o3d_features" value="FloatingPointTextures">
>
>    <img src="static-3d.png" alt="3D model demonstration.">
>    <p>For an enhanced experience, we recommend that you install
>       the <a href="/get-plugin">O3D plugin</a>.
> </object>
>
> This provides an image so at least those who don't have and can't  
> install the plugin can get an idea of what it would look like.  The  
> link to the plugin is still provided, as it would still be useful to  
> those capable of installing it, but offering it as a way to enhance  
> the experience is much more friendly than saying users must install  
> it.
>
> I realise the alt text isn't the most useful, but without any other  
> context or knowledge of what the 3D scene does, or what it's for,  
> coming up with optimal alt text is difficult.

Would you be willing to put that in the form of a Change Proposal,  
since the call for counter-proposals for this issue is now out?

For the alt text, you could make an assumption about what the model  
depicts, if that makes it easier to give good example alt text. For  
example, you could assume it's a model of a car, or of a tropical  
island, or of a teapot.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:35:59 GMT

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