Re: HTML-A11Y Task Force Recommendation: ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

Laura Carlson writes:
> Hi Jonas,
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 3:57 AM, Laura Carlson
> <> wrote:
> > Hi Jonas,
> >
> >> For what it's worth, I think both the change proposal from Laura [1]
> >> and the current spec text, is too complicated and a degradation
> >> compared to HTML4.
> >
> > I agree about the complexity.
> >
> >> The 'alt' attribute is, as far as I can think of, the most successful
> >> bolt-on accessibility attribute in any version of HTML. In part I
> >> think this is due to the simple message we've conveyed to authors:
> >> "All images require an alt attribute". I don't think any of the change
> >> proposals (including the no-change change proposal) has demonstrated
> >> that there is any problem that needs to be solved with that
> >> recommendation from HTML4.
> >>
> >> If no one else writes a change proposal to this effect, I hope I'll
> >> have time to.
> >
> > I would be happy to collaborate with you and others on this, Jonas.
> I started a change proposal for this. It is at:
I'm confused by your actions here. You are on record voting for the
consensus proposal of the Task Force:

Indeed, you wrote it. And, you lobbied passionately and effectively for
a missing alt to be an error condition, and not a conformance
warning--reminding us that WAI consensus guidance called for an error

So, I'm confused here. Have you changed your mind now? How are we to
understand your actions here?


> Best Regards,
> Laura
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson


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