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Re: alt text on Validator.nu image report

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Sat, 03 May 2008 22:56:37 +0200
Message-ID: <481CD185.4010604@malform.no>
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Philip Taylor 2008-05-03 21.50:
> (My interpretation of the current HTML5 spec is that alt="External 
> image" would be non-conforming, because it does not serve as a 
> substitute for the image - it serves only as a marker for the image 
> and an indicator that the image is 'external'. The spec should not be 
> so strict in what the alt text must be, else it force sites like this 
> to compromise their user experience in order to achieve conformance.)

Amen.
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leif halvard silli
Received on Saturday, 3 May 2008 20:57:26 GMT

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