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Re: Support Existing Content

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 23:49:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4637C3E3.3080905@cam.ac.uk>
To: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Philip & Le Khanh wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-img>
>>
>> "The img element represents a piece of text with an alternate 
>> graphical representation. The text is given by the alt attribute, 
>> which must be present, and the URI to the graphical representation of 
>> that text is given in the src attribute, which must also be present.
> 
> A more contorted definition would be hard to conceive.  The graphical
> representation is referred to in the prose as "alternate", yet
> the ALT attribute specifies the text.  If the semantics of IMG
> were really to be as proposed, a more natural representation
> would be :
> 
>     <IMG alt="http://www.whatwg.org/logo.png">
>         The WHATWG logo
>     </IMG>

Indeed Maciej has raised this very issue on the WHATWG list. However 
your proposed solution is not backward compatible and so will not be 
implemented in UAs.


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