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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 11:51:25 +0200
Message-ID: <482AB61D.5090003@malform.no>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
CC: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>

Robert J Burns 2008-05-12 11.47:
> On May 11, 2008, at 11:12 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
> On May 8, 2008, at 8:28 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> Dear HTML WG members,
>>
>> The first draft of our rewrite of major sections of 3.12.2 "The img
>> element" in the HTML5 draft is now available:
>>
>> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/uc/
>
> Thanks for writing up a proposal. This proposal does not cover the use 
> case where HTML generated by a tool does not have a textual 
> alternative available. Examples include:
>
> - Dragging a photo into a WYSIWYG mail program's composer (Mail 
> programs do not normally prompt for a description and doing so would 
> be confusing to users)
> - Bulk upload of photographs to a photo sharing site, where the 
> photographer is unwilling to put in the effort to individually 
> describe each one
> - A script that scrapes images from other sources that lack text 
> alternatives, and generate html
>
> Keep in mind that the use cases you list here are due to trying to 
> make the alt attribute more than it currently is in HTML4 and 
> according to best practices.

Excellent point!
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 09:52:06 GMT

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