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Re: Request to Reconsider Alt Guidance Location

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:47:57 +0100
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Cc: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20120223224757277495.a8ca54af@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Janina Sajka, Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:16:35 -0500:
> Leif Halvard Silli writes:

>>>> Btw, I agree that two HTML5 specs should not contradict each others. 
>>>> But I do think HTML5 'proper' should contain basic advice and rules. 
>>> Are you asserting that alternative text applies only to HTML?
>> Why do you ask, when the CP *does* suggest to have have a HTML5 
>> specific guide - in the form of Steve's alt techniques spec? Changing 
> Correction, please. This CP does not propose what you say. Please
> reread.
> We say something very different, and we give reasons.

This following quote stems from beneath the 'Instead' heading in the 
'Details' section of the CP, and it suggests to continue developing the 
'HTML5 techniques for providing useful text alternatives' document - 
quote: [1]

* Link to 'HTML5 techniques for providing useful text alternatives'
  [ snip ]
* Make 'HTML5 techniques for providing useful text alternatives'
  a WAI/HTML WG deliverable.
* Remove normative aspects of the techniques document.

> One important part
> of the reason is exactly on the point of whether alternative text is
> just about HTML. So, I ask you again, are you asserting it's just for
> Please understand I cannot have a conversation with you about this if
> you are unable to understand what I have already said to you via our CP.
> You have not yet demonstrated that you grok it.

Sorry. I admit that it was hard to grok.

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/movealt#Instead:
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:48:29 UTC

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