[whatwg] <img> element comments
alexey at feldgendler.ru
Sat Nov 4 09:04:26 PST 2006
On Sat, 04 Nov 2006 12:42:34 +0600, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> If <img> without alt is defined to mean that the image is semantically
>> valuable but without an alternative text, then the problem is that we
>> need to distinguish between empty and omitted alt in DOM somehow.
> That's easy enough; the real problem is that we end up saying that
> literally billions of <img> tags are semantically valuable when in all
> likelihood they're just decorative images.
> The number of <img> tags with a alt="" attribute is about half the number
> of <img> tags with a src="" attribute.
There are also many <img> tags with alt="" which are actually semantically
valuable (2), where alt="" has been inserted automatically by the
authoring tool or manually by the author just to make the document pass
formal validation. I can't say whether (1) or (2) is more widespread.
Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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