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Re: alt image replacement and replacement style

From: Jens Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:23:11 +0200
Message-ID: <9fbcac550808050023t1c89cb97q6188d81b5e91477e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

> >    <p>External image</p>
> I wish that, if the image has width and height specified : <p><img
> src="x.png" alt="External image" width="X" height="Y"></p>, the
> replacement would be <p><span style="width: Xpx; height: Ypx;
> owerflow: auto;">External image</span></p>, plus a indication that
> there is an missing image (a background image ?).
> The idea is to preseve the layout of the page if the image is missing.

But isn't the layout of a page already "preserved" when image
measurements have been specified (so one way user agents deal w/
missing images is to keep the specified space and indicate the text
alternative)? On the other hand, what about "object" [1] anyway?

[1] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/spec/Overview.html?rev=1.1186#the-object

Jens Meiert
Received on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 07:23:47 UTC

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