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Re: testing versus expert opinion

From: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:02:18 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80709110502p5d9e8481j1261ee02ec86c22a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, www-archive@w3.org
Hi Anne,

OK let me apologise for what was seen by you both as an attack, It was not
meant as an attack. My questions were not rhetorical, but were designed to
provoke a response (not the desired one in retrospect)

>The alt= attribute is a known open issue.

It would be good if it has that status, that it be recorded as such in the
spec. To date I have seen nothing from the editors of the spec to indicate
this (either in the spec, on the html wg list or on IRC).

I do think that making such contraversial changes to the spec without debate
and research does create an atmosphere in which adversarial exchanges
flourish.


On 11/09/2007, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:14:50 +0200, Steve Faulkner
> <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com> wrote:
> > I don't know who decided to make alt optional, what i do assume is that
> > people such as yourself and anne who interact with Ian hickson on a
> > regular basis and are  involved in the whatwg so would have a better
> > understanding of why decisions were made about the changes in the spec.
>
> It's not clear to me why you needed to reiterate a point already made on
> the mailing list by making an out-of-context quote from IRC. The alt=
> attribute is a known open issue.
>
> (I saw it as an attack on us as well, fwiw, more so because the issue is
> already being debated on the list and the quote was entirely out of
> context. I also think it's an unfair assumption that people will follow
> the link and try to understand the context.)
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
>



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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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