Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution

Hi Henri,
what about an info: style message?


On 2 August 2012 09:09, Henri Sivonen <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Michael[tm] Smith <> wrote:
>>   C. Make the default validator behavior be that if a document contains any
>>      instances of img elements that have the relaxed/incomplete attribute
>>      (or whatever the name ends up as), emit a single warning per document:
>>        Warning: This document contains at least one "incomplete" attribute,
>>        which indicates it may have images that lack text alternatives. To
>>        see error messages showing the locations of those images, use the
>>        "Show error messages for img elements with "incomplete" option.
>>    That would ensure that users are always alerted to the presence of the
>>    attribute, by being shown that warning message.
> But alerting users is what triggers the behavior in (some) markup
> generator developers that we're trying to avoid triggering! I expect
> that the kind of the markup generator developers who wanted to silence
> HTML4 validators with alt="" would want to make this warning go away,
> too, so I expect this proposal would not yield a worthwhile benefit
> compared to going back to the HTML4 situation but would add complexity
> on the way. That is to say, I think this compromise is worse than
> either Ted's proposal or making validators whine about the absence of
> the alt attribute as with HTML4.
> --
> Henri Sivonen

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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