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Re: fear of "invisible metadata"

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 02:09:58 +0200
To: "Maurice Carey" <maurice@thymeonline.com>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tuaqqwxewxe0ny@widsith.lan>

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:26:11 +0200, Maurice Carey  
<maurice@thymeonline.com> wrote:

> Before I discovered CSS I'd say about 99.3% of my <img> tags had empty  
> alts because they were totally devoid of semantic meaning. Same thing
> goes for every designer I've ever worked with.
>
> It wouldn't surprise me if 90% of the alt-less images on the web were  
> named "spacer.gif"

I suspect it is less that 90%, but it is common enough that people special  
case the handling of it...

cheers

Chaals

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