[uf-new] hAudio implemented on Bitmunk (with one snag)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Jul 9 07:14:12 PDT 2007

On Mon, July 9, 2007 13:37, Mike Kaply wrote:
> On 7/8/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> In message <46914B85.4040903 at digitalbazaar.com>, Manu Sporny
>> <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> writes

>>> if we have this:

>>> Download:
>>> <a href="http://my.site.com/download/3847293">
>>> <img src="/images/cool_download_button.png"/>
>>> </a>

>>> How do we present this option to a human being in a non-web-page UI?

>> The HTML is invalid, lacking the alt attribute which should fix this
>> problem.

> Actually the alt attribute WON'T fix this problem. Because the
> microformat attribute is on the anchor tag, not the image. Microformats
> grab the text in the tag. They only grab the image alt text if the
> microformat class is on the image itself. Here's a different example:
> <a class="fn url" href="http://www.yahoo.com"><img src="foo.jpg"
> alt="Mike Kaply"></a>
> I realize this is a little contrived, but you get the idea.

> In this case, the fn is empty.

My argument is that the fn should /not/ be empty; the "alt" attribute
contains the text equivalent of the image. To discount it as you suggest
is to ignore the semantics of the mark-up presented to you.

Andy Mabbett
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