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Re: Proposal: accessibility revision for the img element...

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:11:35 +0200
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>, "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tui2tlw664w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:02:13 +0200, Philip Taylor (Webmaster)  
<P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>  > <image> turns into <img> during parsing for legacy reasons.
>
> Can you support this with statistics, Anne ?  What percentage
> of extant web pages use <image> at all, and what percentage
> of those that do assume that it has the same syntax and
> semantics as <img> ?

0.2% of the pages out there use the <image> element per some  
non-scientific study Hixie did for Google in 2005-12. You can read that in  
the source code of the HTML5 specification that handles <image>. What  
pages "assume" is hard to measure. However, given that all browsers  
support this quirk I suppose it's necessary.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 12:12:47 GMT

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