[whatwg] Conformance for Mail clients (and maybe other WYSIWYG editors)

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Sun Apr 15 23:48:56 PDT 2007

Le 11 avr. 2007 à 17:21, Maciej Stachowiak a écrit :
> "The img element represents a piece of text with an alternate  
> graphical representation."
> And also:
> "When the alt attribute's value is the empty string, the image  
> supplements the surrounding content. In such cases, the image could  
> be omitted without affecting the meaning of the document."

It promotes the idea of a model ala object

<img src="toto.jpg">La tête à toto</img>

This would not work for backward compatibility. But basically
	alt="" has a lot of limitations. No markup, no multiple choices and  
in terms of usability difficult to edit.

in a drag and drop scenario in your mail.app or other HTML authoring  
tool, you could imagine:

  |                  |
  |                  |  the image itself
  |                  |
  |                  |
  |                  |
  |                  |  <- here a dynamic text area popping up
  +------------------+     to edit the content.

When the image is put in the window, a text is requested by the UI (a  
bit ala ajaxy flickr.)
Then the markup could be generated.

Another way is to give the possibility to associate the image with  
another of the content (definition)

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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