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alt attribute comments?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 22:05:14 +0200
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ty0sq00c64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>


I happend to notice  
and had some remarks:

As for finding it necessary, I do think that would be one of the reasons.  
Say you have 300 photos and you want to share them online as quickly as  
possible and you want to pass machine checkable validation. What to do?  
(Consider that most authors will take the easiest option and that the  
easiest option might be bad for accessibility if alt= is mandated, etc.)

I'm not sure what other meaning the _user agent_ can extract from alt=""  
than simply acting as if it was not there. The reason for specifying  
alt="" may very well vary, but that was not what that paragraph was about.

I may have misunderstood your survey, dunno. I thought I read that they  
are either ignored or that in the case of <a> around <img> some file name  
stuff is done which seemed pretty horrible. If I misunderstood that please  
let me know.


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 21 September 2007 20:05:26 UTC

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