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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 13:23:28 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C25E4150.2487%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 5/1/07 6:49 PM, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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.


Isn't it possible to use the object/embed tag to insert an image and have
the fallback content/text within?

<object src="photo.jpg">this is a photo</object>


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