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RE: Disparity between WCAG 2.0 and HTML5 editors definition of text alternative

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:47:08 -0700
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000801c89c1d$9793ce50$ee2042ab@stanford.edu>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> I disagree with this advice; I think it is harmful as it confuses
> titles  and captions with alternatives, and it removes the ability
> for an AT to  distinguish images that can be replaced by text with no
> indication of the  image's existence with images that are key to the
> content.    

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but enforcing your opinion in
contradiction to the W3C's opinion when crafting a W3C spec is wrong - the
specification should defer to previously agreed to terms and terminology
within the W3C.

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