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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: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 20:05:22 +0200
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ubim680564w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 21 May 2008 16:04:52 +0200, Steven Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Isn't it quite self-evident that providing alternate text for several  
hundred images is not practical? The only reason I made an interface  
around the image directories on that site was to make it slightly easier  
to browse.

Whether or not alt is required doesn't really affect my tiny insignificant  
application though. If I care about validation and alt was required in  
HTML5 I could just use <img id="viewer" alt> instead of <img id="viewer">  
and all would be fine...

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 18:06:04 UTC

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