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RE: some reflections on @alt usage (and summary of research so far)

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 08:53:42 -0700
To: "'Philip TAYLOR'" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003501c90601$9a9ca1a0$0a00000a@stanford.edu>

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Speaking with my Google hat on for just this paragraph, I can
>> assure you  > that with Picasa Web Albums, if we offered our users
>> the opportunity to  > specify alternative text, most wouldn't use it,
>> if we required them to  > provide it, most would provide bogus text,
>> and if we forced them to  > provide useful alternative text, they
>> would all find one of our  > competitors' sites and give up on Picasa
>> altogether. (Google hat off.)      
> Speaking with my Picasaweb user's hat on,
> can you please substantiate this statement
> with /evidence/, not hypothesis and personal
> (or corporate) opinion ?

"...we have to base our decisions on the actual results of research rather
than our opinions..." 
Ian Hickson:
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