[uf-new] img alt content statistics

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Jul 14 12:05:15 PDT 2007

In message <4698F9F1.1060409 at digitalbazaar.com>, Manu Sporny 
<msporny at digitalbazaar.com> writes

>The percentages below are the percentages of img tags that contained 
>non-empty attributes:
>src:    99%
>height: 66%
>width:  66%
>alt:    41%
>title:   5%
>id:      4%
>In general, only 41% of 'img' tags list non-empty 'alt' attributes. In 
>other words - most websites are not using 'alt' attributes for 'img' 

That's a bogus conclusion - empty "alt" attributes are perfectly valid, 
and are appropriate in many cases; and you're counting tags but making 
conclusions about "most websites".

Andy Mabbett

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