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RE: [html4all] New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:09:45 -0700
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "'HTML4All'" <list@html4all.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009801c89c07$9be48cd0$6e2a42ab@stanford.edu>

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Julian Reschke wrote:
> In general, requiring values for things that can't always be provided
> is a bad idea. It always leads to authors making up values, which
>   makes the situation *worse* for the people depending on it.

You know, I've heard this opinion expressed numerous times, but have yet to
see any evidence at all to substantiate this claim.  Please explain in
normative and technical terms how this is "worse", else remove the claim
from the discussion.

Thank you.

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