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Re: Flickr and alt

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:08:15 +0200
Message-ID: <48B019CF.7010004@malform.no>
To: SirPavlova <sirpavlova@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

SirPavlova 2008-08-20 06.39:

> John Foliot wrote:
> 
>> Now if HTML5 were to be brave enough to not render images that lacked
>> @alt (or another directly linked text alternative to visual content) then
>> conformance in this area would mean something.
> 
> If HTML5 were to be brave enough to not render images that lacked @alt, no
> sane browser developer (read: no browser developer) would implement that
> part of HTML5. Be realistic.


A Solomonic solution:

	Hide the very image if a valid @alt is lacking.
	Hide the @alt text if a valid src="" URI is lacking.

Note: all UAs, including Screen Readers, must conform!! ;-)
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leif halvard silli
Received on Saturday, 23 August 2008 14:09:02 GMT

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