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Re: Empty vs no alt attribute (was Re: Baby Steps or Backwards Steps?)

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 19:18:25 -0500
Message-Id: <73A087BE-07DA-4D7C-BEB5-9618E37E27C1@robburns.com>
Cc: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie

HI Josh and Sander,

On Aug 17, 2007, at 1:50 PM, Joshue O Connor wrote:

>
> Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
>> I cannot imagine how alt="unknown" could be useful to anyone.
>
> I am also at a loss to understand how this is useful. Is it expected
> that screen readers would read output "unknown" when they came across
> and image that used the attribute in this way?

I think Jason was trying to get at the same solution that  this  
proposal tackles:

<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0647.html>

We've discussed a bit further off-list, and he seemed to share the  
same goals.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Saturday, 18 August 2007 00:18:44 GMT

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