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Re: Startup of WAI-HC & Phill's e-mail

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 04:51:10 -0400 ()
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
cc: dd@w3.org, James Thatcher <thatch@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-hc@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970922044701.-90601F-100000@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Phill Jenkins wrote:

> Dave, does the acceptance by the HTML-WG of ALT on IMG required
> mean that the IMG won't display unless there is the ALT="text"
> attribute? Is Netscape and Microsoft part of the discussion yet?
> Does it also include other instances of SRC= and "image" like
> <form>...<input type="image" src=foo.gif> <object> ?
> If these are yes, now we're doing accessibility! 

Netscape and Microsoft were included in the decision to make
ALT on IMG and AREA required. But this doesn't require them
to not display IMG if Alt is missing. In general, W3C so far
as avoided normative definitions for error handling in HTML.

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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Received on Monday, 22 September 1997 04:59:31 UTC

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