[Pmwiki-users] Re: Re: Image sizes, alt tags, and more (was: Image display resizing problem)
Patrick R. Michaud
Tue Mar 2 17:45:07 CST 2004
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 04:53:48PM -0600, Jonathan Scott Duff wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 03:15:43PM -0700, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > The problem with "easy things easy and hard things possible" in a
> > collaborative context is that if "hard things possible" becomes
> > "hard things common" then a rather sizeable portion of people are
> > excluded from participating.
> Well, that's the trick. Does your user base commonly want to do hard
> things? :-)
Well, since providing useful alt= values is something that is advocated
by almost every authoring guide I know of, and is so important that
W3C requires the alt= attribute in <img ...> tags, it seems to me that
adding alt text will be a common operation. I.e., it's something that
ought to be done with some frequency (commonly performed). So if the
markup for doing a common task is difficult, opaque, or frightening
to new authors, then you're working against yourself.
> This is the part I don't like mainly because of the
> action-at-a-distance potential with large paragraphs. Or even the
I haven't liked it for that reason also. But I haven't like any
alternate markups (except the one I proposed) any better.
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