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Re: 12 February 2001 ER WG Telecon Minutes

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 15:28:59 -0500
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To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
At 06:43 PM 2/12/01 +0000, Sean B. Palmer wrote:
> > Perhaps we need an EARL term "needs longdesc" or "needs alt."
> > or more generic "needs attribute." That's a defined EARL Term,
> > then give the name of the attribute.
>Yes; I think that anything which isn't a "core" to EARL should be defined
>in an EARL module. "needsLongdesc" and "needsAlt" could be part of an ADL

Or, instead of having "needsAlt" as part of earl, we'd just have


and then let the HTML 4.01 spec be the reference documentation for the 
attribute names, e.g.

:x      earl:needsAttribute      html:alt .
where the html: namespace is defined by http://www.w3.org/TR/html4

or (dropping name spaces for a moment)

:x :needs :y .

:y :type :attribute
:y :name :alt .


Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
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