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Re: handling fallback content for still images

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 11:11:20 +0300
Message-Id: <94D7FAD7-76CD-4C7A-A63C-A71F9A640794@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>

On Jul 3, 2007, at 11:01, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

> At 10:02 +0300 UTC, on 2007-07-03, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>
> [... <video>, <audio>, and <canvas>]
>
>> FWIW, <picture> is significantly different because:
>>   1) Still images already work *natively* in browsers and WYSIWYGish
>> editors using <img> since way back when.
>
> That depends on your definition of "work". If you consider the alt and
> longdesc attributes, images still don't really work. Not for  
> authoring and
> not in UAs (and thus not for users).

*Still images* work. That is, you can get a still image rendered  
using <img>.

You are saying that the markup for still images isn't ideal when the  
user needs something other than a still image.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 08:11:40 UTC

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