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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:35:07 +0100
Message-ID: <46D44EBB.9030901@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Alastair Campbell <ac@nomensa.com>
CC: Debi Orton <oradnio@wsg.net>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Alastair Campbell wrote:

> The issue at hand is not spacers, but content images that do not have
> useful alts, and no realistic means of adding them.

Is it ?  I understood the debate as being more about
the assertion (which I share) that there is no such thing
as a content image that cannot have useful ALT
information added (as opopsed to "does not have", which
is just describing the status quo of a large number
of extant web pages).  "Spacer" images, I believe
most of us agree, are best marked up (in current
syntax) as <img alt="">.

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