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RE: Search engine and alt text: [techs] Latest HTML Techniques Draft

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 09:24:29 +0100 (MET)
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <19366.1070439869@www27.gmx.net>

> Question:  Do search engines really  scan alt text given for images  ?

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> one of my co-workers was architect at alta-vista so I asked him; seems
> that 'most' search engines should be expected to parse text that is in
> elements and can be expected to parse certain attribute values, like
> alt, as well.

I also remember cases (when searching via Google) where 'alt' attribute
values were shown, but unfortunately I was neither able to reproduce this nor
have I found documentation about this right now.

Best regards,

Jens Meiert
Interface Architect

Received on Wednesday, 3 December 2003 03:24:31 UTC

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