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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
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 13:34:15 UTC

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