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RE: ALT text survey

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 19:19:14 -0800
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To: "'dd@w3.org'" <dd@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I'm happy with this attitude.  Thanks for the clarification Daniel.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Dardailler [mailto:danield@w3.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 1998 12:52 AM
To: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: ALT text survey 

Chuck wrote:
> If we load up the guidelines with exceptions and such, the author
> will not be as understanding to the problem and less likely to make
> a change.  Lets make this document incredibly lightweight and useful
> rather than a series of workarounds.

It's not a secret that it's my position as well, i.e. "Get the
guidelines straight and fix the browsers - We're working for the
future generation", but we're in a world of consensus building and I'm
happy with the classification system we adopted: Required/Recommended
and Interim/New.

So rather that saying

> Guidelines should not work around browser implementation. 

I prefer to say that I'm fine with mentioning current browser issues
as long as they are properly marked (Interim/Recommended in that
Received on Friday, 13 February 1998 22:19:34 UTC

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