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Re: Small technical point about ALT

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:23:43 -0500
Message-ID: <36ED886F.A2DEA6D4@w3.org>
To: A.Flavell@physics.gla.ac.uk
CC: WAI Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Alan J. Flavell wrote:
> In the techniques document at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-WAI-PAGEAUTH-19990226/wai-pageauth-tech.html#spacer-images
> it says
>  If authors cannot use style sheets and must use invisible or
>  transparent images to lay out images on the page, they must
>  supply"null" (alt=) or "white space" (alt=" ") alt-text, whichever
>  the context requires.
> Something seems to have gone wrong with the punctuation here. The lack
> of white space between 'supply' and '"null"' is only cosmetic, but the
> suggestion to code alt= rather than the more usual alt="" seems to be
> an error; at least, when I offered this construct to the HTML
> validator, it rejected it, which rather confirmed my suspicion that
> something was amiss.


Thank you for the comment. I will fix this.

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814 
Received on Monday, 15 March 1999 17:24:34 UTC

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