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Fwd: Usage of Alt

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:59:31 +0000
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To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: 23 November 2012 15:47
Subject: Usage of Alt
To: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>


Hi all,

as indicated in the CfC caveat for the publication of the HTML CR, in the
discussion of the AltTech specification with its objection, and, you know,
ISSUE-31, there is some amount of disagreement about the advice to be given
about our poor old alt attribute.

In order to get a feel for how it was actually used in the wild, I quickly
generated a usage report to see if we could make some useful inferences. I
don't claim that it's a solution, or that it is decisive data, but it might
help.

You can read more at: http://htmlwg.org/alt-usage/.

>From looking at the inline variant of the report, my sense is that the HTML
specification as currently drafted is not paving the cow paths.

Thoughts, suggestions for improvements, welcome.

-- 
Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon




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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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