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Re: "image analysis heuristics" (ISSUE-66)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 14:30:38 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7011FE.9060700@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> ...and would help end-users almost zip, given what I explained in [1] as 
> was supported by [2].
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0153.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0158.html
> If you disagree with this, please support your arguments. So far you have 
> merely contradicted me without any attempt at explaining why you disagree.
>> *Please* explain how would the following text NOT be an improvement on 
>> what is currently in the spec?  (which is nothing)
>> "Not all users are able to use pointing devices In order to make 
>> tooltips accessible without the use of a pointing device. User agents 
>> must also make it possible to display tooltips using the keyboard. 
>> Advice on how to provide conditional content (such as tooltips) 
>> accessibly is available in the <a>User Agent Accessibility 
>> Guidleines</a>"
>> link points to - 
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/guidelines.html#tech-conditional-content:
> Well, first of all, it's not grammatically correct. I've no idea what most 
> of that is trying to say. Secondly, it's a link, which as I've already 
> explained would not be followed by most implementors.
> ...

When reading specs, I *do* follow links for stuff that's relevant, and I 
know lots of others that do as well.

Please do not over-generalize.

And, as I said before, the likelihood of a link being followed depends 
on how it is presented. The way links are presented in HTML5 clearly is 
suboptimal, because it usually leaves the reader guessing what *part* of 
the spec is referred to.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 8 February 2010 13:31:15 UTC

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