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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 16:11:12 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80805210811i5d4d1bal14c90765b9dc4d08@mail.gmail.com>
To: "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

hi J graham,

 >That doesn't seem so far away from many other non-machine checkable
> conformance requirements in the spec.


Seems like a good reason to revisit any examples of requirements in
the spec and provide requirements that are practical to independently
test conformance , rather than make requirements that cannot be tested
by anybody other than the author.



regards
stevef


On 21/05/2008, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Steven Faulkner wrote:
> > Hi Ian,
> > I really would like to know why you have included a conformance
> > requirement in the spec, that is impossible to check without having to
> > talk to the author?
> >
>
> That doesn't seem so far away from many other non-machine checkable
> conformance requirements in the spec. For example, similar out of band
> information would be needed to check that the contents of the <address>
> element were really intended to be "the contact information for the section
> it applies to".
>
>
> --
> "Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
>  -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
>


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Steve Faulkner
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