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Re: One more thought about requiring the alt to add to the pile

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:32:51 +0100
Message-ID: <480C5133.6070007@cfit.ie>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

David Poehlman wrote:
>> This is dangerous though as if you need to know that the text is null alted,
>> you won't even know to look so JAWS should at least announce "graphic".

henri wrote:
> I'm not sure I follow. Isn't the whole point of the empty string as alt 
> that the image can be totally removed from the non-graphic rendering [...]

Yes, it is. And adding the alt="" is a practical way of doing this.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 08:33:41 UTC

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