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RE: Images and alternative text

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:18:15 -0400
To: "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <lhs@malform.no>, "'Boris Zbarsky'" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <019e01c8ff57$1aaea570$500bf050$@com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Leif Halvard Silli
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 7:40 PM
> To: Boris Zbarsky
> Cc: public-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Images and alternative text
> When I stumble upon TeX in the @alt, however, then the problem is
> that I might not know that it is TeX, and that there is no rule
> which says that it (likely) /is/ TeX.

You know, maybe if there was a mechanism to assign a Content-Type to the
contents of @alt, then we could resolve this... or, alternatively (no pun
intended), allow @alt to pull from an URL. That would be a good way to
provide a spoken alternative (or sound alternative) to an image, too. :)

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