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

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> ...and would help end-users almost zip, given what I explained in [1] as 
> was supported by [2].
> [1]
> [2]
> 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 - 
> 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