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Re: Tidy Request

From: Claus Färber <list-w3c-html-tidy@faerber.muc.de>
Date: 01 Oct 1999 00:00:00 +0000
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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Alexander Biron <biron@ifh.de> schrieb/wrote:
> On 1 Oct 1999, Claus Färber wrote:
>> Michael Nahrath <subotnik@gmx.de> schrieb/wrote:
>>> if it is a dot maybe  alt="*"  is better.
>> No, in this case it would be <li> instead of <img ...>.
> You want to indicate that an image should be replaced by a list element,
> just because the author forgot an alt attribute???

No, but because it's an image used instead of the proper markup. Dots  
that carry important information (i.e. are not purly decorative, for  
which alt="" would be the bet solution) are usually meant to indicate a  
list marker.
For list items, the correct markup is <li> (within ul, of course), even  
if it does not displayed as a dot (which is actually a feature of HTML).

Claus Andre Faerber <http://www.faerber.muc.de>
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