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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:09:23 -0500
To: Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1210622963.4651.584.camel@pav.lan>


On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 13:04 -0700, Matt Morgan-May wrote:
> On 5/12/08 11:00 AM, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 10:46 -0700, Matt Morgan-May wrote:
> > [...]
> >> No, I'm afraid that people who are tired of HTML 4.01 requiring @alt will
> >> flock to HTML5 since it gives them the freedom to ignore accessibility
> >> wholesale.
> > 
> > I hope you've overstated your case and that you don't
> > actually subscribe to a position that extreme.
> 
> Yes, that was somewhat of an overstatement. However, we have seen many of
> the accessibility-related features of HTML stripped at this point, @alt
> being only the most egregious example. Taken together, it's reasonable to
> conclude that accessibility is not being taken seriously, ...

fair enough.

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