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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 14:29:44 -0500
Message-ID: <48289AA8.8030302@mit.edu>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>

Joshue O Connor wrote:
> In reality the UAs will still render pages, tools will still work, the 
> web will still grow and evolve (HTML 4 ain't going away) but we will /at 
> least/ have nailed our colours to the mast in terms of our commitment to 
> accessibility.

Is the goal to make a show (which is what nailing colors to the mast 
comes down to), or to improve accessibility?

I would argue the goal is the latter.

Perhaps requiring @alt in all cases is the way to do that, but I think 
we need to keep the end goal firmly in mind instead of wedding ourselves 
to particular mechanisms.

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