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Re: alt attribute - a very simple proposal

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:03:55 +0300
Cc: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E575D5DB-BE35-451B-BC5C-842B4B7D57BA@iki.fi>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>

On Aug 19, 2008, at 15:24, Karl Dubost wrote:

> My proposal is something along:
>
> 	All img elements must have the alt content attribute set.
> 	The accessibility requirements on the possible values of
> 	the alt attributes are defined by WCAG 2.0 and not HTML 5.


When the markup generator has an image of unknown (to the generator)  
content for which the generator does not have user-entered textual  
alternative, what should the markup generator emit as the value of the  
alt attribute according to your reading of WCAG 2.0?

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Henri Sivonen
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