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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:08:16 -0700
Message-ID: <19482.25744.663461.736356@retriever.mtv.corp.google.com>
To: fielding@gbiv.com
Cc: public-html@w3.org
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Roy T. Fielding writes:
 > 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.
 > 
 > ....Roy

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--raman

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