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Re: Another HTML5 alt conformance question for clarification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 09:19:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808230914250.14795@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 17 Aug 2008, Laura Carlson wrote:
> 
> In the editor's draft is the alt attribute required to be conforming?
> Must it be present?

If you look through this section:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#alt

...you will see a number of "must" requirements that do indeed require the 
alt="" attribute. The requirements are in fact much more detailed than 
just requiring that the attribute be present; they also specify what the 
attribute value must be in each of a large number of cases.

HTH,
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