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Re: [XHTML2] Section 21.2.1 Errata: Poor Alternate Text in Example

From: Beth Epperson <rubydoo123@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:01:39 -0700
To: "Masayasu Ishikawa" <mimasa@w3.org>
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <4105D3A3.4070604@aol.com>

My personal belief is that we, as W3C representatives, should not 
endorse or promote any specific plug-in application, consequently I used 
a generic default text string.

What an individual organization, or user chooses to enter as a default 
text string is clearly up to them.

Regards,

//beth

Masayasu Ishikawa wrote on 7/26/2004, 7:50 PM:

 > Hello Beth,
 >
 > Here's a suggestion sent to www-html-editor.
 >
 > Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au> wrote:
 >
 > > In the last example of section 21.2.1 [1], the alternate text provided
 > > is not a good example considering that in the real world, this is
 > > considered poor.
 > >
 > >    “This user agent cannot process a java applet.”
 > >
 > > Should be changed to something like:
 > >
 > >    “Your may download this <a href="http://www.example.com/">plugin</a>
 > >     to experience this media type.  /continue alternate content…/”
 > >
 > > or just, the place holder:
 > >
 > >    “Alternate Content…”
 > >
 > > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-object.html#sec_21.2.1.
 > >
 > > --
 > > Lachlan Hunt
 > >
 > > http://www.lachy.id.au/
 > > lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au
 >
 > Regards,
 > --
 > Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
 > W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
 >

-- 
Beth Epperson
QA Program Office
Web Standards Advisory Group: WSAG
W3C AOL Advisory Representative

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