Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

Robert J Burns 2008-05-12 11.47:
> On May 11, 2008, at 11:12 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On May 8, 2008, at 8:28 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> Dear HTML WG members,
>> The first draft of our rewrite of major sections of 3.12.2 "The img
>> element" in the HTML5 draft is now available:
> Thanks for writing up a proposal. This proposal does not cover the use 
> case where HTML generated by a tool does not have a textual 
> alternative available. Examples include:
> - Dragging a photo into a WYSIWYG mail program's composer (Mail 
> programs do not normally prompt for a description and doing so would 
> be confusing to users)
> - Bulk upload of photographs to a photo sharing site, where the 
> photographer is unwilling to put in the effort to individually 
> describe each one
> - A script that scrapes images from other sources that lack text 
> alternatives, and generate html
> Keep in mind that the use cases you list here are due to trying to 
> make the alt attribute more than it currently is in HTML4 and 
> according to best practices.

Excellent point!
leif halvard silli

Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 09:52:06 UTC