[uf-new] Use of img in rel-* (with analyzed data)

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Sun Jul 15 11:43:52 PDT 2007

On 7/15/07 11:09 AM, "Manu Sporny" <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> Tantek Çelik raised the
> point that web authors often mis-use the ALT attribute[2].

To be clear, the conclusion from this is that publishers should be given the
detailed *choice* of whether or not the alt text in their pages is included
in microformats property values (rather than being forced to by *always*
using it in contained properties).

Thus the alt (or src for that matter) attribute of an <img> element is
*only* included on a property value if the property is set directly on the
<img> OR via a class="value" construct.

Our experience with this in practice has been quite good, and in fact, this
is the first that *anyone* has raised any issues with it (in over two years
of it functioning this way - that is it's not that no one's written it down
yet - unlike some of the existing issues), so given experience to date, I
would assert that we have the 80/20 (or far more than even) case covered,
and that new cases regarding this being raised now have the burden of



[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/brainstorming#Burden_of_Proof

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