Re: alt and authoring practices

On May 4, 2008, at 11:01 , Daniel Glazman wrote:

> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> How about a checkbox labeled "Purely Decorative" and a text field  
>> labeled "Textual Alternative" (if the checkbox is checked, disable  
>> text field and emit alt=""; if the checkbox is unchecked and text  
>> field empty, emit no alt attribute)?
> Because you think average editing tool users are going to understand
> that ??? Bwahaha, to say the least. No, that's not a workable solution
> for very average users.

Is expecting very average users to write useful textual alternatives  
workable, then?

When a user of Nvu doesn't provide a textual alternative to Nvu, is  
the result better or worse for the user experience of the page reader  
than Nvu omitting alt and letting UAs indicate the presence of an  
image in a self-consistent UA-specific way?

Henri Sivonen

Received on Sunday, 4 May 2008 08:20:19 UTC