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

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:38:26 -0400
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To: "Philip TAYLOR \(Ret'd\)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "Dave Singer" <singer@apple.com>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

too bad we can't get all tools to implement option 1.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>; "Dave Singer" <singer@apple.com>; 
"HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>; "W3C WAI-XTECH" 
<wai-xtech@w3.org>
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Subject: Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools



There are really only two options, if the user
refuses to provide ALT text :

1) Emit nothing.
2) Emit invalid HTML

Since users will abandon, in droves, tools
that implement option (1), only tools that
implement option (2) will survive natural
selection.

Philip TAYLOR
--------
Daniel Glazman wrote:

> So conformance criteria for a tool include the possibility of non-
> conformance for output instances. I think the test suite for
> an authoring tool is going to be a bit of a syllogism.
>
>   tool A is conformant because it outputs conformant instances
>   but since it should also be able to output non-conformant instances,
>   conformance is nill. So it's conformant and non-conformant at the same
>   time.
>
> And I hope nobody has certification in mind !
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