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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:28:15 -0400
Message-ID: <001601c7f551$8aae66f0$0601a8c0@HANDS>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>

perhaps, but this may change at the end of the end of October.

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From: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>; "Steven 
Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>; "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>; 
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Subject: Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in 
HTML 5


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/
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