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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:54:01 -0700
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <2DEB9216-6CF5-4C5B-9690-0224E81C2597@apple.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

On Jun 16, 2010, at 5:16 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Jun 16, 2010, at 3:46 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> See the WAI CG Consensus document: [1] "automatic validators can detect 
>> the presence/absence of @alt but in general cannot certify the 
>> correctness of the text string." With @role="presentation", they can 
>> test the correctness better.
>> 
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2009/06/Text-Alternatives-in-HTML5
> 
> Argh, that is seriously bogus reasoning on the part of WAI CG.
> This will only result in authoring systems adding @role="presentation"
> by default as well.  What a friggin waste of bits.  No good can come
> from that.
> 
> @alt="" should imply @role="presentation" -- to suggest using both
> is such an incredible waste of everyone's time and money, not
> to mention Internet bandwidth.

Under the current HTML5 draft, @alt="" does already imply @role="presentation", so it would be redundant to use both. However, it is not disallowed to use both (as far as I can tell).

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 00:54:34 UTC

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