Re: New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Two images without explicitly associated text alternatives.
> 1 is an image is decorative that the author has accidently left off
> the alt, the other is "critical content"

I agree that this is a problem.  But if both have alt="", you have the same 
issue, with the additional problem that the UA can't really try to guess based 
on image analysis (unless the UA just starts ignoring alt="" altogether).

The real question is how to maximally motivate authors and authoring tools to 
add alt text whenever they can without forcing them to add incorrect (and alt="" 
on a non-decorative image is incorrect) alt text.

It's a psychology question, not a technical one....  Have we considered finding 
a psychology expert to ask?


Received on Friday, 11 April 2008 19:21:41 UTC