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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:16:22 -0400
Message-Id: <D95BFC15-7336-4828-A3BF-2220985E70B5@w3.org>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>


Philip Taylor (Webmaster) (17 sept. 2007 - 10:05) :
> Karl Dubost wrote:
>> [snip]. HTML is th[e] sum of the needs of implementers.
> Do you really believe that ?  I find it a terribly depressing
> possibility, too awful to want to contemplate ...

yes. And it is not depressing.
A specification is not a white paper on a technology. It is not  
either research.

Different parties at stake with market needs will negotiate to  
establish something that is/will be implemented. It is exactly the  
same for your electrical plug specification, the doors of your  
building, the ethernet cable specs, etc, etc, etc.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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