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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: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:25:38 +0100
Message-ID: <483430E2.1080800@cam.ac.uk>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> I really would like to know why you have included a conformance
> requirement in the spec, that is impossible to check without having to
> talk to the author?

That doesn't seem so far away from many other non-machine checkable conformance 
requirements in the spec. For example, similar out of band information would be 
needed to check that the contents of the <address> element were really intended 
to be "the contact information for the section it applies to".

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