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Re: June 24, 2004 Decisions on 1.1

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 13:20:56 -0500 (CDT)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0406251318420.18794-100000@socrates.scdns.net>

>  b. for non-text content that is used to convey information, text
> alternatives convey the same information; or,

I've been pointing out for years, and been ignored for years, that one may 
only sometimes convey "the same" information.

> 1. For multimedia content, a text document (similar to a play script)

Oh, is it? Then let's just give them that.

> is provided that includes descriptions of all important visual
> information as well as transcripts of dialogue and other important
> sounds.

It is seriously in dispute that there even *will* be a Level 3; only
Andrew W.K. consistently supports the inclusion of these texts, which his 
employer does not even create for its own works; there are no extant tools 
that can automatically create such texts and no standards whatsoever on 
how to make them; and there is no proof at all that deaf-blind persons 
will find them useful.

I will now trigger my stopwatch to see how few minutes elapse before 
Andrew W.K. writes in to gainsay what I just wrote.


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