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[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:20:42 +0600
Message-ID: <op.s3p9wslu1h6og4@pancake.feldgendler.ru>
On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:11:29 +0600, Matthew Raymond  
<mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:

>> Maybe instead deprecate <img> for presentational images, leaving it only
>> for semantic images (with non-empty alt required).

>    Sounds like a good idea. We should probably also consider how
> <object> fits into this, though. Can it completely replace <img>??? It
> certainly has better support for fallback content.

<img> has one feature that <object> lacks: to automatically derive its  
dimensions from the downloaded external content. In all other means I  
should say that <object> looks like a decent replacement for <img>.


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