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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: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:33:08 +0100
Message-ID: <483432A4.9030802@cam.ac.uk>
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
CC: Andrew Sidwell <takkaria@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

Gez Lemon wrote:

>>  If I can't even get access to the image
>> viewer, then that presents a much bigger problem *for me* than than
>> images shown not having alt text.
> It's a problem you can overcome by switching your browser.

This is not necessarily trivial, for example if you are operating in a 
locked-down environment (kiosk, iPhone), if you do not have the technical skill 
to install or use another browser, or if you depend on an AT that only plugs 
into a single browser.

"Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
  -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:34:08 UTC

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