[rfc-i] normative illustrations vs text

Larry Masinter masinter at adobe.com
Fri Apr 27 02:05:22 PDT 2012


i'll buy that the text must be complete and images need not.

but if they *disagree* neither should have precedence.

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From: Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch at muada.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter at adobe.com>
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Sent: Fri, Apr 27, 2012 08:49:48 GMT+00:00
Subject: Re: [rfc-i] normative illustrations vs text

On 27 Apr 2012, at 10:45 , Larry Masinter wrote:

> disagree: assigning a precedence weakens the motivation for insuring equivalence, makes an arbitrary choice when either could be wrong, and has no benefit if the rules are firm. If the rules aren't firm, why bother talking about rules?

There's also the question of completeness. Not everything that can be expressed in text can be expressed as an image. Not sure to what degree that's true the other way around.
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