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RE: nbsp ok for decorative alt?

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:48:35 -0500
To: "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "'Michael Cooper'" <michaelc@watchfire.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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John Slatin said:
<blockquote>
If other screen readers do the same thing, then alt=&nbsp;" fails 1.1.1
because it doesn't cause assistive technology to ignore the non text
content.
</blockquote>


Here is the tally for AT I have available. Hal 6.5, Window-Eyes 5.5, and HPR
3.04 all ignore both alt=" " and alt="&nbsp;" - only JAWS 7.0 does not
ignore the second case saying "graphic". 

Undercuts my argument a little. But I still think including alt=" " as
acceptable is a mistake.

Jim
 
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