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Re: "downplayed errors"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 02:32:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902100225040.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> For example, I think we could get consensus that img with no al 
> attribute is "conformant but not recommended". I don't think we will get 
> consensus that img with no alt is conformant and recommended, and I am 
> dubious about consensus that it is non-conformant.

As far as I can tell we already have consensus on alt="" being required. 
(With one or two exceptions, the spec requires alt="" to be present. The 
exceptions are machine-checkable.)

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