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[Bug 9212] Change the Generator Mechanism for img from Document Level to Element Level

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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9212


Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>  2010-09-14 16:18:48 ---
The suggestion is to change the 'generated' mechanism - comes from a worry that
authors will abuse it and not bother to generate alternate text for individual
images when doing bulk uploads etc, and that the current spec allows them to do
this.  Hixie then claims that the current spec trusts that authors wouldn't
abuse the current model (as a matter of pride). He does make a good point about
using current 'batch' tools to push large amounts of content, that will
generate validator warnings in the current spec status but wouldn't if more
granular detection methods were used.  To me it seems that both use cases are
valid and should somehow be accommodated. Authors are used to a more granular
way of working with content (such as adding alternate text to individual
images) but the method of bulk uploads etc is gaining traction. Therefore both
use cases should be supported.

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