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Usage of Alt

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:47:30 +0100
Message-ID: <50AF9A92.3000302@w3.org>
To: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Hi all,

as indicated in the CfC caveat for the publication of the HTML CR, in 
the discussion of the AltTech specification with its objection, and, you 
know, ISSUE-31, there is some amount of disagreement about the advice to 
be given about our poor old alt attribute.

In order to get a feel for how it was actually used in the wild, I 
quickly generated a usage report to see if we could make some useful 
inferences. I don't claim that it's a solution, or that it is decisive 
data, but it might help.

You can read more at: http://htmlwg.org/alt-usage/.

 From looking at the inline variant of the report, my sense is that the 
HTML specification as currently drafted is not paving the cow paths.

Thoughts, suggestions for improvements, welcome.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 23 November 2012 15:47:43 UTC

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