[uf-new] img alt content statistics
msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Sat Jul 14 09:29:37 PDT 2007
Manu Sporny wrote:
> As Scott has pointed out, the only way to know this is to start
> gathering real data. I am in the process of writing an image crawler
> (which will hopefully be done by tonight) to gather these statistics.
The first run of the img tag analysis has been completed, here are the
Total websites crawled : 14077
Total img tags analyzed: 224671
The percentages below are the percentages of img tags that contained
In general, only 41% of 'img' tags list non-empty 'alt' attributes. In
other words - most websites are not using 'alt' attributes for 'img' tags.
The next step of the analysis process will examine how the sites that
ARE using 'alt' tags use them.
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