Re: Proposal: accessibility revision for the img element...

On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:02:13 +0200, Philip Taylor (Webmaster)  
<P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>  > <image> turns into <img> during parsing for legacy reasons.
> Can you support this with statistics, Anne ?  What percentage
> of extant web pages use <image> at all, and what percentage
> of those that do assume that it has the same syntax and
> semantics as <img> ?

0.2% of the pages out there use the <image> element per some  
non-scientific study Hixie did for Google in 2005-12. You can read that in  
the source code of the HTML5 specification that handles <image>. What  
pages "assume" is hard to measure. However, given that all browsers  
support this quirk I suppose it's necessary.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 12:12:47 UTC