ISSUE-206: Should HTML5 have a meta generator exception to the alt requirement?

meta-generator

Should HTML5 have a meta generator exception to the alt requirement?

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Maciej Stachowiak
Opened on:
2012-06-27
Description:
HTML5 currently exempts documents with <meta name="generator"> specified from alt checking. This exemption is intended to be used by WYSIWYG editors. Concerns have been raised about this functionality, including its global nature, and the fact that some non-WYSIWYG document processing tools emit <meta name="generator">. Should HTML5 retain this mechanism, change it, or just remove the mechanism entirely?
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Related emails:
  1. [HTML5 ISSUE-206, Bug 9212] WG Decision Applied: Meta Generator (from travis.leithead@microsoft.com on 2012-09-11)
  2. {minutes}} HTML WG telecon 2012-09-06 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2012-09-06)
  3. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-09-06 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-09-05)
  4. Re: CfC: Adopt Issue31cMetaGeneratorUpdated by Amicable Resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-08-31)
  5. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-08-29 (from mjs@apple.com on 2012-08-29)
  6. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-27)
  7. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-27)
  8. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-27)
  9. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-08-26)
  10. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-22)
  11. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-22)
  12. RE: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-22)
  13. CfC: Adopt Issue31cMetaGeneratorUpdated by Amicable Resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-08-22)
  14. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-22)
  15. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-22)
  16. RE: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-22)
  17. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-22)
  18. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-22)
  19. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com on 2012-08-22)
  20. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-22)
  21. RE: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-21)
  22. RE: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-21)
  23. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from mjs@apple.com on 2012-08-21)
  24. RE: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-21)
  25. Re: Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-21)
  26. Updated ISSUE-206 CP (from eoconnor@apple.com on 2012-08-21)
  27. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-08-14, some issues, lots of discussion topics (from Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com on 2012-08-15)
  28. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-08-14, some issues, lots of discussion topics (from mjs@apple.com on 2012-08-14)
  29. Updated change propposal - ISSUE-206/meta generator (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-13)
  30. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-08)
  31. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-08-09 - action items, issues, decisions and task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2012-08-08)
  32. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-08)
  33. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from w3b@chaals.com on 2012-08-08)
  34. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-08)
  35. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-08)
  36. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-08)
  37. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-08)
  38. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-07)
  39. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-07)
  40. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-07)
  41. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-07)
  42. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-07)
  43. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-07)
  44. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from w3b@chaals.com on 2012-08-06)
  45. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-06)
  46. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-05)
  47. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-05)
  48. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-05)
  49. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-05)
  50. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-05)
  51. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-05)
  52. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-05)
  53. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-05)
  54. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-05)
  55. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-05)
  56. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-05)
  57. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-05)
  58. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-08-05)
  59. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-05)
  60. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2012-08-05)
  61. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-05)
  62. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-05)
  63. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-05)
  64. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-05)
  65. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-05)
  66. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  67. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  68. Re: Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  69. Audience Based Validator User Interface (ISSUE-206) (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  70. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  71. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  72. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  73. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  74. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  75. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  76. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  77. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  78. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  79. Re: CP: role=img trumps empty alt (ISSUE-206: meta-generator) (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  80. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  81. Re: CP: role=img trumps empty alt (ISSUE-206: meta-generator) (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-04)
  82. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-04)
  83. Re: CP: role=img trumps empty alt (ISSUE-206: meta-generator) (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  84. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-04)
  85. CP: role=img trumps empty alt (ISSUE-206: meta-generator) (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-04)
  86. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-03)
  87. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from Smylers@stripey.com on 2012-08-03)
  88. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from Smylers@stripey.com on 2012-08-03)
  89. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-03)
  90. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-03)
  91. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-03)
  92. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-03)
  93. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-03)
  94. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-03)
  95. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com on 2012-08-03)
  96. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-02)
  97. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-08-02)
  98. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2012-08-02 - action items, issues and decisions (from glenn@skynav.com on 2012-08-02)
  99. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-08-02)
  100. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2012-08-02)
  101. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  102. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  103. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  104. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-02)
  105. Re: [Moderator Action] Re: [Moderator Action] Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  106. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-02)
  107. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  108. Re: [Moderator Action] Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-02)
  109. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  110. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  111. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-02)
  112. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  113. Re: [Moderator Action] Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  114. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-02)
  115. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-02)
  116. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-02)
  117. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-02)
  118. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  119. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  120. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-02)
  121. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-02)
  122. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-02)
  123. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-02)
  124. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-02)
  125. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-01)
  126. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-08-01)
  127. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2012-08-01)
  128. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-08-02 - action items, issues and decisions (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-08-01)
  129. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-01)
  130. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from Smylers@stripey.com on 2012-08-01)
  131. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-01)
  132. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-01)
  133. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2012-08-01)
  134. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-01)
  135. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from Smylers@stripey.com on 2012-08-01)
  136. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-01)
  137. Re: Better alts on Flickr? [Was: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution]] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-08-01)
  138. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from peter.winnberg@gmail.com on 2012-08-01)
  139. Better alts on Flickr? [Was: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution]] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-01)
  140. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-08-01)
  141. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-08-01)
  142. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-01)
  143. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-01)
  144. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-08-01)
  145. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-01)
  146. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com on 2012-08-01)
  147. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-08-01)
  148. img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from mike@w3.org on 2012-08-01)
  149. RE: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from john@foliot.ca on 2012-07-31)
  150. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-07-31)
  151. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-07-31)
  152. Re: img@relaxed CP [was: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution] (from janina@rednote.net on 2012-07-31)
  153. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from eoconnor@apple.com on 2012-07-31)
  154. CfC: Close ISSUE-206: meta-generator by Amicable Resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-07-31)
  155. [minutes] 20120726 HTML WG (from plh@w3.org on 2012-07-27)
  156. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-07-26 - issues, decisions and task force reports (from krisk@microsoft.com on 2012-07-26)
  157. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-07-26 - issues, decisions and task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2012-07-25)
  158. ISSUE-206: meta-generator (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2012-07-25)
  159. Re: ISSUE-206: meta-generator - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from eoconnor@apple.com on 2012-07-24)
  160. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-06-28 - actions, issues, rechartering, editor (from krisk@microsoft.com on 2012-07-12)
  161. 答复: ISSUE-206: meta-generator - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from eric.sun@huawei.com on 2012-06-28)
  162. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2012-06-28 - actions, issues, rechartering, editor (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2012-06-27)
  163. Re: ISSUE-206: meta-generator - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2012-06-27)
  164. ISSUE-206: meta-generator - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2012-06-27)
  165. Re: Issue 31c: Meta generator (from mjs@apple.com on 2012-06-27)
  166. HTML-ISSUE-206 (meta-generator): Should HTML5 have a meta generator exception to the alt requirement? [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-06-27)

Related notes:

[krisk]: Should HTML5 have a meta generator exception to the alt requirement?

28 Jun 2012, 16:10:43

[krisk]: meta-generator

28 Jun 2012, 16:13:59

WG Decisions to pursue this issue as extension specifications, with the possibility of reintegration into HTML 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2 per the reintegration policy: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Oct/0105.html

Sam Ruby, 18 Jan 2013, 16:08:54

Changelog:

Created issue 'Should HTML5 have a meta generator exception to the alt requirement?' nickname meta-generator owned by Maciej Stachowiak on product HTML 5 spec, description 'HTML5 currently exempts documents with <meta name="generator"> specified from alt checking. This exemption is intended to be used by WYSIWYG editors. Concerns have been raised about this functionality, including its global nature, and the fact that some non-WYSIWYG document processing tools emit <meta name="generator">. Should HTML5 retain this mechanism, change it, or just remove the mechanism entirely?' non-public

Maciej Stachowiak, 27 Jun 2012, 18:21:45

Status changed to 'open'

Sam Ruby, 28 Jun 2012, 12:25:24

Status changed to 'closed'

Sam Ruby, 18 Jan 2013, 16:08:54


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