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Re: [html4all] Propose removing "An image in an e-mail or document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images" from the HTML5 spec.

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 19:14:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4800FC12.6040002@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: HTML4All <list@html4all.org>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org

As far as I am concerned, the (ab)use of HTML
in e-mail is a complete red herring.  HTML is
a language intended for the markup of web pages;
any reference to its (ab)use for other purposes
should be eliminated from the specification.

Steven Faulkner wrote:
> The part in the HTML 5 spec (see below). about it being OK to leave
> the alt off if you are sending an email to someone who is known to
> view images, is unecessary and
> just a variation on the "disabled people don't use my web site, so I
> don't need to make it accessible" argument. It adds nothing of use to
> the spec apart from providing another dubious reason to omit the alt
> attribute.
> I propose it is removed.
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