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Re: Confidence Claims - more discussion

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 15:50:20 +0100
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Message-Id: <200506021550.24022.nick@webthing.com>

On Thursday 02 June 2005 15:10, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Hi,
> Nick Kew wrote:
> >>I don't think it's necessary to state that the first image has an alt
> >>attribute and the second image has an alt attribute and the third image
> >>etc. You just need to state that all images have an alt attribute.
> >
> > Well, yes.  But in effect, that's just a detailed statement of the
> > tool's capabilities.  This tool tests ALT attributes for every IMG;
> > therefore every IMG that isn't reported has passed that test.
> > It's no more than a static document.
> How do you know that "this tool tests ALT attributes for every IMG"? Do you
> really *trust* that a tool carried out a test, and that test passes just
> because it doesn't include it in the report?

It's just a statement about the tool.  It belongs in the tool definition,
and (by reference) in reports generated by the tool.

Nick Kew
Received on Thursday, 2 June 2005 14:48:44 UTC

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