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Re: alt attribute - a very simple proposal

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:33:26 +0300
Cc: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9A4DC74F-A701-4DC0-AA1D-18A2FEB1C4B8@iki.fi>
To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>

On Aug 19, 2008, at 16:24, Laura Carlson wrote:

> Henri wrote:
>> 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?
>
> Gez Lemon addressed this 14 May 2008:

I don't see how that addresses my question except perhaps implying  
that such generators should not exist.

I think saying or implying that such generators should not exist is  
not reasonable position for this WG or the HTML language spec to take.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 13:34:15 UTC

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