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Re: provide reference and info about HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives in html5 spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 20:13:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1006082010550.22659@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> I would like to draw your attention this bug as i consider it important 
> that readers of the HTML5 specification have a clear understanding that 
> the author conformance criteria detailed in to of 
> the spec are not authoritative and that an alternative set of 
> conformance criteria are being developed and published by the HTML wg.

I do not believe the working group has made a decision on this. Personally 
I would be extremely strongly opposed to moving the conformance criteria 
for the alt="" attribute out of the HTML spec. I think your document 
should have the same normative status as Lachlan's document or Mike's 
document, that is, an informative addendum to the spec.

(There's a big difference between agreeing to publish something and 
agreeing that it should replace something else. I personally encourage 
everyone to publish anything they like, even if I disagree with what they 
are proposing; that does not indicate that I support their proposals.)

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