Re: Propose removing "An image in an e-mail or document intended for a specific person who is known to be able to view images" from the HTML5 spec.

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Steven Faulkner
<> wrote:
>  The part in the HTML 5 spec (see below). about it being OK to leave
>  the alt off if you are sending an email to someone who is known to
>  view images, is unecessary and
>  just a variation on the "disabled people don't use my web site, so I
>  don't need to make it accessible" argument. It adds nothing of use to
>  the spec apart from providing another dubious reason to omit the alt
>  attribute.
>  I propose it is removed.

I second that proposal. That statement makes assumptions about the
lifetime of messages and takes a static approach to disability.
E-mails get forwarded and the degree of disability may vary over time.


Peter Krantz

Received on Saturday, 12 April 2008 13:49:12 UTC