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Re: fear of "invisible metadata"

From: Craig Francis <craig@synergycms.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:32:23 +0100
Message-Id: <26401B73-7E40-4FD7-92B1-47D65FD07406@synergycms.com>
Cc: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, public-html@w3.org
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>

On 19 Jun 2007, at 18:30, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> Yes, but the majority of cases in the wild @alt="" is not used  
> because the image is semantically devoid of meaning, but rather  
> because the author hasn't given any alternative.


Personally I think an empty alt attribute indicates that the author  
has declared that the image has no alternative... rather than just  
forgetting to add one.

I prefer validators to complain when my <img> tags don't have an alt  
attribute, as it makes me check to see if the image needs one.

Craig
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 18:32:48 GMT

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