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Re: why are we pursuing this idea? (was: Implementation Details request on Issue 204 Decision)

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:47:39 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3f5kW-4Dz=KZjEX9J0B9wuTeKb4LT-KXydhnHtXerj+uw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> "Why do you think it's better for user agents not to expose such
> content when such education efforts fail, as they normally do?"
> I am not suggesting forbidding user agents from exposing anything, I
> am suggesting promoting it as a useful method to expose rich content
> is not a productive or worthwhile idea and in general we should be not
> advocating it.

The adopted spec text says authors SHOULD NOT use this technique for
rich content, but user agents MAY expose it when they do. Would you
call that "promoting"?

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 17:48:32 UTC

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