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Re: Need differentiator between "no alt text provided" and "no alt text necessary"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 01:40:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902030139250.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, James Craig wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2009, at 3:39 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> > The very next sentence is:
> > 
> >   If the image is available, the element represents the image specified
> >   by the src attribute.
> > 
> > ...and the Rendering section (which I'm writing as we speak) will say
> > something along the lines of "user agents are expected to render <img>
> > elements as replaced elements showing the image they represent" or some
> > such like.
> 
> Both of those are fine, but neither adequately defines how a user agent 
> should "render" the non-visual equivalent of the image. I think Maciej's 
> wording proposal above does.

The non-image case is handled by the sentence after the one I quote 
above, and will also have detailed text in the rendering section.

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