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Re: alt and authoring practices

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 10:01:24 +0200
Message-ID: <481D6D54.3060506@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> How about a checkbox labeled "Purely Decorative" and a text field 
> labeled "Textual Alternative" (if the checkbox is checked, disable text 
> field and emit alt=""; if the checkbox is unchecked and text field 
> empty, emit no alt attribute)?

Because you think average editing tool users are going to understand
that ??? Bwahaha, to say the least. No, that's not a workable solution
for very average users.

Think simple, think MacWrite, a piece of software anyone could
understand in 5 minutes w/o having to read any manual.

</Daniel>
Received on Sunday, 4 May 2008 08:01:58 GMT

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