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Re: Mandatory and Important

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 11:19:27 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0808240919y4e0ef5d5hc0c148f34192565e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Hi Leif,

>>> I'm using a *private* gallery online that I put on my server.
>>> I take a *lot* of photos and don't put alt text on them
>>> (because 1. don't need it, 2. I don't have time for it). Does
>>> that mean it becomes impossible for me to use the
>>> tools/services
>> 
>> No it doesn't. Use the tools/services and let them be
>> nonconforming. From an architectural point of view, the
>> structure of an image isn't complete without alternate text so
>> for that reason alone it shouldn't conform. [...]
>
> The /image/ is complete. That's why it needs a textual equivalent.

Thanks for pointing that out better than I did, Leif. I should have specified <img> element.

> The /IMG/ is incomplete without an @alt. But with an emtpy alt="" 
> and/or an empty src="", it is architectural complete.

Exactly.

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Sunday, 24 August 2008 16:20:02 UTC

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