[html4all] the alt attribute debate
faulkner.steve at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 08:35:24 PDT 2007
>Those who add a bogus alt for validation are a subset of people who
>include a bogus alt.
and what size is this subset (who knows) why not develop a validator that
looks for and fails the page if it has bogus alt? using heauristics, that
shouldn't be so hard should it? I would say that it is easy to catch bogus
stuff at the producer than the consumer end.
On 25/09/2007, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Sep 25, 2007, at 18:14, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> > can you speculate as to why if there care so much about the spec
> > and validation to add an alt text why do they not bother to fix up
> > the many other errors that appear in their code?
> Those who add a bogus alt for validation are a subset of people who
> include a bogus alt.
> But as far as deciding what's valid in HTML5, that's the subset that
> we should consider. Those who don't care about validation won't be
> affected either way.
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen at iki.fi
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