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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: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 18:41:06 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80805231041u347900fbr8599ae93eea0ab91@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

hi lachlan
>why should we try to optimise the conformance criteria to be machine checkable

I never stated that it needs to be "machine checkable". what is said
that it needs to be independently checkable.


2008/5/22 Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>:
> Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> Seems like a good reason to revisit any examples of requirements in the
>> spec and provide requirements that are practical to independently test
>> conformance, rather than make requirements that cannot be tested by anybody
>> other than the author.
> Why should we try to optimise the conformance criteria to be machine
> checkable by people other than the author (or those affiliated with the
> author)?  Machines are inherently limited in their ability to check
> documents, so reducing the conformance criteria to be mostly machine
> checkable isn't such a good idea; and optimising for people other than
> authors seems misguided.
> --
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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