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Re: DRAFT response Re[2]: Request for PFWG WAI review of Omitting alt Attribute for Critical Content

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:01:05 +0000
Message-ID: <474CAFC1.9050501@splintered.co.uk>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
CC: Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net>, wai-xtech@w3.org

David Poehlman wrote:
> Surely, there is no element or attribute anywhere in any spec that would 
> say, when you publish your documents, not only must you use an alt attrib, 
> you also must write into it that the image is not important if it is not 
> important.

I don't see this as being any different from, say in HTML 4.01, 
recognised link types

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links

recognised media types

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-media-descriptors

IANA registry charsets

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-charset

etc. Or am I missing something fundamental in your argument?

P
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