[html4all] alt issue: image uploaded in bulk are not Web content
Vlad Alexander (XStandard)
vlad.alexander at xstandard.com
Tue Apr 15 10:36:09 PDT 2008
What is the difference between uploading a 1000 JPEG files versus 1000 TIFF files? What makes JPEG files content?
>what is the basis for your assertion ...
Content must be authored. When a person uploads images in bulk, no content is authored. All that is happening is a Web application is displaying different decorative images through a template.
-------- Original Message --------
From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)
Date: 2008-04-15 12:55 PM
> I am afraid that I think you are still being
> too subtle (for me) : what is the basis for
> your assertion that "Images uploaded in bulk,
> through a camera (or FTP), are not Web content",
> onced those images have been incorporated
> into (more precisely, referenced from)
> a web page ?
> ** Phil.
> Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote:
>> I think my point in a previous email may have been too subtle. Images uploaded in bulk, through a camera (or FTP), are not _Web content_. They are just files which a Web application may use to decorate a Web page. These images are no different than Word documents or TIFF files uploaded via FTP.
>> All that has happened is that non-HTML files have been uploaded in bulk, no content has been authored here!
>> Since there files (images) are not Web content, the Web application should generate the img element with alt="".
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