[uf-new] img alt content (was:hAudio implemented on Bitmunk (with one snag))

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Mon Jul 9 07:37:49 PDT 2007

On Jul 9, 2007, at 8:14 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

>> 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.

I agree this matches the semantics of the alt attribute; however, I  
suspect few publishers are currently using this attribute  
appropriately, so I think we should do more research into the likely  
ramifications of such a change before making it.

Scott Reynen

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