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

Ian Hickson, Tue, 9 Feb 2010 00:38:35 +0000 (UTC):
> On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Steven Faulkner wrote:

>> linking to them inline would be a good idea 
>> rather than providing incomplete or inadequate advice or no advice.
> Do you have any supporting arguments for this claim?

To be "providing incomplete or inadequate advice" is bad. Period. 

Exception: The advice is clear about its incompleteness. The text of a 
hypertext link is clear about its incompleteness ... that's why it 
points away ... 

> I would be happy to participate in constructive discussion as to what 
> suitable advice should be, *based on researched data and reasoning*.

A link is also a form of advice, and Steven's argument is that it is 

The problem with restating something - in HTML5 - which is ultimately 
governed by another spec, is that we could land in problems about where 
the authoritative truth is supposed to be found.

I think that if you would provide a link to the authoritative spec, 
inside the current text, then you would already have taken a step in 
the right direction.
leif halvard silli

Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 02:10:44 UTC