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Re: testing the theory that required alt = bad

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:18:55 +0100
Message-ID: <48076A5F.1020008@cam.ac.uk>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Steven Faulkner wrote:

> alt being required has been in the (X)HTML specs for some time (10 years?).
> If a random sample valid (X)HTML pages is assessed and the alt values are
> analysed, it could be discerned what number of images have incorrect uses of
> alt="" or alt="bogus" .
> any thoughts?

This is exactly the kind of data that would be collected using the study I 
previously proposed.

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