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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:44:22 -0400
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Message-Id: <2F895E85-1F9F-4BAD-A7F8-D664F68E369F@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: "Matt Morgan-May" <mattmay@adobe.com>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>


On May 14, 2008, at 2:53 PM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

On May 14, 2008, at 19:51, David Poehlman wrote:

> One of the stumbling blocks is that AT does make an effort to repair  
> missing
> alt and if it didn't authors might have to work a bit harder to get  
> what
> they want rendered.  A lot of developpers know tha AT will repair  
> alt no
> matter how dismally so don't even try.  "image" is qauite enough for  
> me
> thank you.

If reading "image" is enough for you, doesn't it mean that the AT that  
tries to read the file name is defective for your purposes?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 19:45:02 UTC

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