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Re: provide reference and info about HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives in html5 spec

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:10:40 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTim1WOgEmE9iWkOmSoTgCkPSZ4nr9ytJI3qLmt5L@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi Ian,

>I think your document
>should have the same normative status as Lachlan's document or Mike's
>document, that is, an informative addendum to the spec.

That is your opinion, but it is not the status the document is being
published under.

if you are willing to add a reference  to the alt spec in the html5
spec, please do so, if not please respond to the bug, so it can be


On 8 June 2010 21:13, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> I would like to draw your attention this bug as i consider it important
>> that readers of the HTML5 specification have a clear understanding that
>> the author conformance criteria detailed in to of
>> the spec are not authoritative and that an alternative set of
>> conformance criteria are being developed and published by the HTML wg.
> I do not believe the working group has made a decision on this. Personally
> I would be extremely strongly opposed to moving the conformance criteria
> for the alt="" attribute out of the HTML spec. I think your document
> should have the same normative status as Lachlan's document or Mike's
> document, that is, an informative addendum to the spec.
> (There's a big difference between agreeing to publish something and
> agreeing that it should replace something else. I personally encourage
> everyone to publish anything they like, even if I disagree with what they
> are proposing; that does not indicate that I support their proposals.)
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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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