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Re: Request to Reconsider Alt Guidance Location

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:37:31 -0500
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20120223173731.GD5179@sonata.rednote.net>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis writes:
> As far as I can tell from the slapdash Details section, this Change
> Proposal would remove all conformance requirements for @alt for
> documents claiming to conform to W3C HTML5 (as opposed to HTML5 +
> WCAG2, or HTML5 + Alt Techniques, or whatever).
> Is that the intention? If not, please clarify the Change Proposal to
> state what, or at least, *where* the normative conformance
> requirements for documents claiming to conform to HTML5 would be. (A

You've basically got it. I think, if you can try something other than a
slap-dash reading of the proposal, you'll find we're clearly asking for
one locus of conformance criteria.  Because, what we have today is two
(arguably three) loci, and that's not tenable.



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