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Re: [html4all] the alt attribute debate

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:35:24 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80709250835i76a1586awe169d18c913c6710@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "advocate group" <list@html4all.org>, "John Foliot - WATS. ca" <foliot@wats.ca>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive@w3.org
Yo herni

>Those who add a bogus alt for validation are a subset of people who
>include a bogus alt.

and what size is this subset (who knows) why not develop a validator that
looks for and fails the page if it has bogus alt? using heauristics, that
shouldn't be so hard should it? I would say that it is easy to catch bogus
stuff at the producer than the consumer end.

On 25/09/2007, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Sep 25, 2007, at 18:14, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> > can you speculate as to why if there care so much about the spec
> > and validation to add an alt text why do they not bother to fix up
> > the many other errors that appear in their code?
> Those who add a bogus alt for validation are a subset of people who
> include a bogus alt.
> But as far as deciding what's valid in HTML5, that's the subset that
> we should consider. Those who don't care about validation won't be
> affected either way.
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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