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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: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 13:34:26 +0100
Message-ID: <48356852.7060006@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> David Poehlman wrote:

>> you asked why so I will tell you.  If I am in the business of Q A and 
>> get hired by an entity to check their sites, I am not the author so I 
>> need to know that validity has or has not been achieved?
> I said "other than the author (or those affiliated with the author)". In 
> that case, you would be considered to be affiliated with the author and 
> would be able to find out any additional information you need from them.

In some circumstances.  But if (for example) M. Poehlman were to
be employed by my college to assess their web site, he would have
no way of finding out any additional information from the pages
author because the latter has now retired ...

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, ret'd).
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2008 12:35:21 UTC

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