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Re: Proposal: accessibility revision for the img element...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 15:34:49 +0200
To: "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>, "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tuhb0baxwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:26:02 +0200, Olivier GENDRIN  
<olivier.gendrin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/25/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:
>>
>> At 03:04 +0200 UTC, on 2007-06-25, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> > 1. The alt attribute replaces the image if for some reason it is not
>> > rendered.
>>
>> Is it not possible to upgrade <img> to a container, so that richer  
>> fallback
>> content becomes possible? It would remove the practcal length  
>> restrictions
>> on ALT, and would allow the textual alternative to contain markup.
>
> You could use <object> for such cases.

If you could rely on IE not mangling it :( Making img non-empty would  
require changing existing parsing. That is not impossible, of course...

cheers

Chaals

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