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RE: ALT issue redux

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 09:57:58 +0200
To: 'Katie Haritos-Shea' <ryladog@earthlink.net>, 'Steven Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, 'Al Gilman' <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-id: <0JVR00GQ7A5AG610@mxout2.netvision.net.il>
works for me to

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From: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Katie Haritos-Shea
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 11:44 PM
To: Steven Faulkner; Al Gilman
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
Subject: Re: ALT issue redux


Works for me too




-----Original Message----- 
From: Steven Faulkner 
Sent: Feb 4, 2008 2:48 PM 
To: Al Gilman 
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org 
Subject: Re: ALT issue redux 


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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with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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