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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 09:33:53 +0300
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B1AC387F-959F-4FC5-B0DE-378637B6483C@iki.fi>
To: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>

On May 12, 2008, at 08:27 , Justin James wrote:

> * Make it possible for the HTML code to be machine verified to fully  
> (nor
> nearly fully) meet the spec; for example, the spec should say  
> something
> like, "any element with a role of 'paragraph' much contain textual  
> content."

I suggest searching the WHATWG archives for "significant inline  
content". You'll find that this idea existed already and was found bad  
for the same reason making the presence of alt mandatory on the  
machine-checkable syntax level is bad.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 06:34:32 UTC

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