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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 13:00:22 -0500
To: Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1210615222.4651.565.camel@pav.lan>

On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 10:46 -0700, Matt Morgan-May wrote:
> No, I'm afraid that people who are tired of HTML 4.01 requiring @alt will
> flock to HTML5 since it gives them the freedom to ignore accessibility
> wholesale.

I hope you've overstated your case and that you don't
actually subscribe to a position that extreme.

There's a huge difference between the class of C programs
that the compiler will accept and the class of C programs
that don't have bugs.

Surely HTML conformance and HTML accessibility
are analogous, no?

i.e. quality goes beyond conformance.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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