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[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 21:24:10 +0600
Message-ID: <op.s3onqkaw1h6og4@pancake.feldgendler.ru>
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 21:13:40 +0600, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:

> The bottom line is that requiring the presence of the alt attribute  
> leads to a situation where UAs cannot tell whether the alt text is empty  
> because the image is purely decorative or because the author did not  
> bother to think about it.
>
> IMO, this leaves the people who don't see the images worse off compared  
> to a scenario where an empty alt text signified a purely decorative  
> image and a missing alt attribute signified that the author did not  
> bother to provide a textual alternative.

Thanks, you expressed what I was trying to say much better than I did.


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