Martin_Dunst - 8:15 pm on Jul 6, 2003 (gmt 0) just to make sure i get it right: in your opinion, which element is misunderstood when using tedster, this suggests that alt-text is meant to be less important than "normal" text. regards
If I were Google I'd take Martin's scheme and flag it as an attempt to game the algo-
you would flag an img inside an h1 as an attempt to cheat on google?
what about an img inside a p element then?
should this be considered cheating/spamming, even though the alt text holds important information e.g. for blind web users?
should user agents (and googlebot is just one amongst many) rely on alternate content at all?
or should it rather be silently ignored, for it might contain fake information?
I agree with Marcia. My statements about some folks misunderstanding HTML elements apply equally to Martin's scheme.
<h1><img src="level-1-headline.png" alt="This is a level 1 headline"></h1>
(assume that the image has graphical text saying "This is a level 1 headline")
Alt text for an image in an H1 tag is still alt text.
i can't agree here, because alt-text is meant to be a text equivalent, as stated in section 2.1 (Guideline 1. Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content. [w3.org]) of Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [w3.org]
just to make sure i get it right:
in your opinion, which element is misunderstood when using
this suggests that alt-text is meant to be less important than "normal" text.