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Re: unifying alternate content across embedded content element types

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 05:52:33 +0200
Message-Id: <p06240645c2c1eb97f6d9@[]>
To: public-html@w3.org

At 03:06 -0500 UTC, on 2007-07-15, Robert Burns wrote:

[... Fluffy]

> My contention (and this was a point I think Jon was making too), is
> that when a textual equivalent describing the image is already in the
> surrounding  prose, it shouldn't be repeated for the @alt attribute.
> My proposal was something shorter that let's the user know what
> meaning the image conveys in a way that matches it with the prose
> available to all users.

If there indeed is already a textual equivalent in the surrounding prose -if
that text conveys the author's message- then the image is purely decorative
and alt="" woud be appropriate.

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 03:56:03 UTC

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