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Re: Flickr and alt

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:35:01 -0400
Message-ID: <D0181063F2174F118FE1BAADE0A91E8E@HANDS>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

This is no threat, it is fact.

as far as conformance is concerned, the sky falls every day but some how, 
the sun keeps coming up.  News papers and books are still with us dispite 
tthe cries to the contrary.  section 508 did not bring technology 
development to a halt nor did it bring all government web sites down as it 
was foretold that it would.  Many today ignore current requirements and we 
still feel that pain.  All we can do is write spec so that conformance 
yeilds desired results.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
To: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>; <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: Flickr and alt

David Poehlman wrote:
> Anyone who chooses can break the law and suffer the consequences.

That's not a freedom.  That's a threat of violence on your part against
said lawbreakers (pretty much by definition of lawbreaking).

> No one would be prohiitted from publishing, they would just not be 
> conformant.

This brings us back to the question of what the point of conformance is,
of course.  If being conformant is too much pain, no one will be, and
then what's the poing?

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