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Re: Issue 31c: Meta generator

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 16:23:43 +0200
Message-ID: <4FB7ACEF.3050907@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
Le 19/05/12 16:02, Leif Halvard Silli a écrit :

> To my dismay the info I gathered from Softpress last year, and which I
> think said essentially the same thing that Daniel and Julian said
> (namely that they are not going to remove the generator despite its
> effects on validation), was not included in the reopen request (the
> CP): [1]

I would like to say something important, at least to me: whatever is
the reason a specific behaviour was added to the generator meta tag, and
even if it's a very good reason related to a11y or whatever, I still
think it's a very bad idea. I would think the same even if it was
something enormously important. There is nothing that should be changed
in the way <meta name="generator"...> is used by editing tools and
authors today. If some need a hacky mechanism based on it, it's because
@alt handling rules are flawed from the very beginning.
I don't think adding a hacky fix to something I have always found broken
is a good path to follow here.

</Daniel>
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