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Re: [html4all] New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

From: Ivan Enderlin <w3c@hoa-project.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 13:09:40 +0200
Message-ID: <47FF46F4.7040801@hoa-project.net>
To: public-html@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>     'alt="<no ALT text available>"'
>>  > ...
>> How is that better than not having a value at all?
> By "no value at all", do you mean (a) "no ALT attribute"
> (in which case the answer is that my proposal is
> syntactically valid, assuming a mandate for ALT
> atributes), or (b) a null ALT attribute, in which case
> the latter is reserved for images that do not
> contribute to the content of the page.

maybe a null ALT attribute is more semantically correct than have no ALT 
If the program that produces HTML content cannot writte a correct 
alternative text, so they should let it empty/null.
In this way, the HTML will be correct, but ... not accessible yes. 
Remember, it's up to the program to deal with this situation, not to 
HTML or to WCAG, or the HTML WG nor PF WG.

Ivan Enderlin
Developper of Hoa Framework
Received on Friday, 11 April 2008 11:10:25 UTC

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