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Re: Another summary of alt="" issues and why the spec says what it says

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 06:34:39 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, david.dailey@sru.edu, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804180633570.22086@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> >
> > Isn't the association already pretty obvious?
>
> To you perhaps, but unless there is an explicit association it would not 
> be *obvious* in a programmatic sense. could be wrong though.

I agree it wouldn't necessarily be obvious to the computer, but it's the 
user that matters, and I can't really see why the association wouldn't be 
obvious to the user.

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