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[whatwg] Conformance for Mail clients (and maybe other WYSIWYG editors)

From: <mail@jorgenhorstink.nl>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:16:13 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <12682.212.238.231.43.1176714973.squirrel@jorgenhorstink.nl>
This is the most important reason why this is not a good idea. Your
proposal will break almost the entire web. Current browser behavior is to
ignore the </img> and interpret the textNode as a nextSibling of the IMG
tag. So browsers which do not implement HTML5 will break, because they
show the alt text after the image.

>
> Le 11 avr. 2007 ? 17:21, Maciej Stachowiak a ?crit :
>> "The img element represents a piece of text with an alternate
>> graphical representation."
>>
>> And also:
>>
>> "When the alt attribute's value is the empty string, the image
>> supplements the surrounding content. In such cases, the image could
>> be omitted without affecting the meaning of the document."
>
> It promotes the idea of a model ala object
>
> <img src="toto.jpg">La t?te ? toto</img>
>
> This would not work for backward compatibility. But basically
> 	alt="" has a lot of limitations. No markup, no multiple choices and
> in terms of usability difficult to edit.
>
> in a drag and drop scenario in your mail.app or other HTML authoring
> tool, you could imagine:
>
>   +------------------+
>   |                  |
>   |                  |  the image itself
>   |                  |
>   |                  |
>   |                  |
>   +------------------+
>   |                  |  <- here a dynamic text area popping up
>   +------------------+     to edit the content.
>
> When the image is put in the window, a text is requested by the UI (a
> bit ala ajaxy flickr.)
> Then the markup could be generated.
>
> Another way is to give the possibility to associate the image with
> another of the content (definition)
>
>
> --
> Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
>    QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
>       *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
>
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