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Re: ALT issue redux

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 19:48:04 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80802041148g6837064ar82b2c430034b66f1@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
HI All, thanks for the response.

Al Giman wrote:
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> I think that a better way to frame the argument is something like:
>
> <reasoning>
>
> 1.  By the principles, HTML5 wants to support accessibility
>
> 2.  By their charters, WAI groups (here WCAG) are the go-to
> experts in matters of accessibility
>
> 3.  WCAG requires @alt (WCAG1) or the function that in HTML4
> is provided by @alt (WCAG2)  [editorial note -- add links]
>
> 4.  By the principles, if it 'tain't broke, don't fix it.
>
> 5.  Conclusion:  barring the introduction of three fresh good
> reasons for a change, the failure of the HTML5 draft to make
> @alt on <img> an across-the-board requirement (even if sometimes
> it has the value of &quot;&quot;) is a bug.  Or do you have
> reasons?
>
> </reasoning>
>
> Does this work for you?


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Works for me.

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Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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