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Re: [html4all] several messages about alt

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 03:39:21 -0500
Message-ID: <48031839.4020506@mit.edu>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
CC: HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Design principles, 3.2. Priority of Constituencies:
> 
>    In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors
>    over specifiers over theoretical purity. [...]

For most of the cases where there is no reasonable way to associate alt text to 
images the users and the authors are the same constituency.  It all depends on 
whether Grandma is looking at pictures of Bobby or Bobby looking at photos 
Grandma took on her cruise.

That's what makes the situation difficult.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 08:40:06 GMT

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