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[Bug 8652] what to display when images are not available is not well specified

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Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 06:38:25 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8652


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WORKSFORME




--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-02-23 06:38:25 ---
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: As far as I can tell the spec already covers everything suggested in
comment 2 in far more detail than proposed.

Specifically for #1, the text "the element represents the text given by the alt
attribute" (from paragraph 3 of the option "If the src attribute is set and the
alt attribute is set to a value that isn't empty" under "What an img element
represents depends on the src attribute and the alt attribute" in the section
"The img element") combined with the text "user agents are expected to render
an element so that it conveys to the user the meaning that the element
represents" (in the "Introduction" section of the "Rendering" section) seems to
convey the exact same requirement, though in more appropriate terms.

Similarly, for #2, the title="" attribute is covered by text such as "The title
attribute represents advisory information for the element" and "User agents
must not present the contents of the alt attribute in the same way as content
of the title attribute", and it has its own section in the "Rendering" section.


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