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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:16:12 -0700
Message-Id: <6797BD1D-BA7A-440D-B6D6-4D0162E66883@gbiv.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Jun 16, 2010, at 3:46 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> See the WAI CG Consensus document: [1] "automatic validators can detect 
> the presence/absence of @alt but in general cannot certify the 
> correctness of the text string." With @role="presentation", they can 
> test the correctness better.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2009/06/Text-Alternatives-in-HTML5

Argh, that is seriously bogus reasoning on the part of WAI CG.
This will only result in authoring systems adding @role="presentation"
by default as well.  What a friggin waste of bits.  No good can come
from that.

@alt="" should imply @role="presentation" -- to suggest using both
is such an incredible waste of everyone's time and money, not
to mention Internet bandwidth.

Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 00:16:45 UTC

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