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Re: ALT issue redux

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 20:23:22 +0000
Message-ID: <47A7743A.50307@cfit.ie>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org

Steven Faulkner wrote:
> HI All, thanks for the response.
> 
> Al Giman wrote:
> ------
> 
>> 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?

+1

Josh
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