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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 18:22:35 +0300
Message-Id: <1ACF9178-22E3-4903-BFF9-220B97002513@iki.fi>
Cc: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

On Sep 11, 2007, at 14:40, Henri Sivonen wrote:

>  * Saying "image". (Even this is better than reading the Flickr  
> file names!)

This is what Safari+VoiceOver (latest release versions) do on
http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/articles/ 
critical_content_no_alt.html

The conclusion I draw from comparing the result with
http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/articles/critical_content.html
is that in the case of Safari+VoiceOver, human-written title as alt  
is better than no alt (when the title is not otherwise shown on the  
list page), but no alt is better than an alt generated from a title  
generated by Flickr Uploadr from a file name generated by a digital  
camera.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 15:22:53 UTC

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