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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: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:11:02 +0200
Message-ID: <483562D6.1080502@lachy.id.au>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Seems like a good reason to revisit any examples of requirements in 
> the spec and provide requirements that are practical to independently 
> test conformance, rather than make requirements that cannot be tested 
> by anybody other than the author.

Why should we try to optimise the conformance criteria to be machine 
checkable by people other than the author (or those affiliated with the 
author)?  Machines are inherently limited in their ability to check 
documents, so reducing the conformance criteria to be mostly machine 
checkable isn't such a good idea; and optimising for people other than 
authors seems misguided.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2008 12:11:52 UTC

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