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Re: Unready and social engineering Re: [html4all] several messages about alt

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 07:21:45 -0700
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Dannii <curiousdannii@gmail.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9492BE20-F1E4-465E-A37B-C05DD0D627F4@apple.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

On Apr 14, 2008, at 1:13 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

>> Nothing - so we should be realistic about the use cases for any  
>> stamp, and reckon on the overall cost/benefit from this. Ian asked  
>> elsewhere what would be the benefit in making a private email  
>> between himself and his partner non-conforming, but equally it  
>> could be asked what possible benefit is tehre to them in knowing  
>> that their private email *is* conforming? In either case I suspect  
>> the answer is "none whatesoever", so looking at the cost becomes  
>> worthwhile...
> Validating the email you send isn't a particularly useful activity,  
> but a email app vendor may still want their QA to check that the  
> output of their program matches the spec. I think HTML should focus  
> on Web pages, though.

Many popular mail clients (GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail) publish mail  
messages as Web pages.

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