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Re: Tidy Request

From: Michael Nahrath <subotnik@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 01:49:04 +0200
Message-Id: <199909302351.BAA28017@mail.rz>
To: jelks@jelks.nu, html-tidy@w3.org
> 
> 1)  If there is no ALT attribute for an image, have Tidy put in an 'alt=""'.
> (Note: this might cause some people problems, since they might want omitted
ALTs
> to be flagged by a validator as a reminder for "Whoops, you forgot to put in
> alternate text".  So perhaps it should be a configurable option:
> "empty-alt-attributes: yes" or some such.)

alt=""  _is_ the correct alternate-text for an img that is only
presentational. If the Image is a spacer  alt=" "  may be more adequate, if
it is a dot maybe  alt="*"  is better.

It _is_ important to make meaningless images unseen in a text-only browser,
otherwise it would show an  [image] or [spacer.gif] for each spacer.

And: <img ...> without alt is not valid html 4.0.

Greeting, Michi
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