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Re: alt and authoring practices

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:47:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804162245110.22086@hixie.dreamhostps.com>


Trimming cc list.

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Karl Dubost wrote:
> > 
> > What data would you like me to collect?
> 
> * proportion of alt="[text]", alt="", alt=" ", no alt at all.

What would that tell us?


> * In the set of pages which contains img elements, distributions of 
> number of img elements (how many pages with 1 img, with 2 img, etc.)

What would that tell us?


Before I spend Google's money on doing such studies I'd like to know what 
the hypotheses are that we're testing. :-)


> More challenging, distributions of "text", collect all the text 
> contained in alts, sort them out, and then sees what are the text which 
> are happening very often (I think about things like "logo" emerging, but 
> there might be surprises).

I'm not sure what you mean by "sort them out". Could you elaborate?

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