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about crowdsourcing

From: Matt May <mattmay@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:58:36 -0700
To: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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Since I'm the person who threw the idea out there, and it seems to be getting more discussion without my involvement than it did with, let me try to put this to bed now.

I said I thought an attribute like @missing is a valuable semantic for techniques like crowdsourcing to build upon. I don't care what that attribute is called, but that indication itself is valuable for determining what the authoring tool or user agent should do next.

I do _not_ think, and AFAIK have never expressed, that a reference to crowdsourcing should be in the spec. It's just one of many possible approaches to deal with intentionally missing metadata, all of which have pluses and minuses in practice, and it should be up to authors to determine what is best for them.

Are we now all in violent agreement?

Received on Thursday, 29 April 2010 17:59:21 UTC

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