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Re: alt - data and reason Re: One more thought...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 09:55:45 +0200
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 22:27:11 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  

> On May 19, 2008, at 9:40 AM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

>> Actually, we don't even have any decent qualitative data on this - and  
>> it is the crucial point in the entire debate. Since it really does  
>> hinge on *motive*, I think the best way to proceed on this question is  
>> to get some information from a group of tool developers, who can  
>> explain whether they do or don't abuse alt="" or leave out alt based on  
>> validity reqirements, thoughts about ugly tooltips, believing that  
>> there is nothing appropriate that could be said, or some other basis.
> I hope this goes without saying but asking anyone whether they are  
> "abusing" something is unlikely to get forthright answers.

Indeed :)



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