[uf-discuss] making img machine-readable

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 02:37:41 PDT 2007

On 12/07/07, David Thompson <microformats at fatbusinessman.com> wrote:
> Guillaume Lebleu wrote:
> > Let's say a web page uses an image such as a checkmark or green/red
> > light to represent a boolean, for instance the availability/status of a
> > product or a program.
> >
> > What would be the suggested best practice to make this human-readable
> > content machine-readable as well?
> Ok, maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't the 'alt' attribute
> precisely what you're looking for?

I'm inclined to agree with this for in page images.  @alt should carry
all the descriptive information needed for the machine (or other
usergroups) needed.

Frances Berriman

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