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Re: Baby Steps or Backwards Steps?

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 00:18:44 +0100
Message-ID: <46C389D4.5060407@cam.ac.uk>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> James Graham wrote:
> 
>> For millions of people with flickr accounts I suspect imposing a 
>> requirement to provide alt text for each image would quickly drive 
>> them to a different service that did not impose such a requirement.
> 
> Since when did flickr users work with the HTML markup, directly?
> 
> The metadata is already entered, by virtue of giving uploaded images a 
> title, description, tags, etc. It's the onus of the flickr backen 
> service (and the developers working on that) to work out which of those, 
> or which combination, would be the most relevant ALT attribute.

I can upload an image without a title, tags or a description. There is 
no _requirement_ to add that data. Laso, that data is all exposed on the 
photo page anyway suggesting it does not need to be duplicated in the 
alt attribute.

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People snuffed out in the brutal rain"
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