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Re: Graphic Designers work - potential for WCAG?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 19:23:18 -0700
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To: "Matt May" <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 04:31 PM 5/22/01 -0700, Matt May wrote:
>the most effective repurposing of an awful lot of content depends on that 
>content being restructured (or even rewritten) for the medium.

Hence the Device Independent Activity (and Working Group) within W3C where 
the same song is sung repeatedly. It's also a fact that the i18n activity 
is faced with a lot of these problems.

The possibility of repurposing in this "medium" is stronger than in the 
examples Matt cites (TV, newspapers, magazines), but it will remain 
divisive. I believe that if we are to claim that there even can be alt-text 
but deny that there can be alt-illustration we will find ourselves with 
endless (and IMO justifiable) complaints about our opacity/hypocrisy.

And the fact that the "original" design of HTML was for academicians is 
barely even of interest.

Text is not sacred.

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