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

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 14:30:49 +0200
Message-Id: <199709221230.OAA14222@www47.inria.fr>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
cc: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, James Thatcher <thatch@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-hc@w3.org

Spekaing of ALT #require

> > Does it also include other instances of SRC= and "image" like
> > <form>...<input type="image" src=foo.gif> <object> ?
 
One thing that's worth mentioning is that in the case of INPUT, the
fact that it's an INPUT image is determined using the type attribute
(=image), and SGML doesn't allow another attribute (like ALT) to be
#required in a context dependent way.

Also note that since the ALT text is conveyed using regular markup
content in <OBJECT>, attribute dependent semantics as well, the HTML4
specs cannot make it required.
Received on Monday, 22 September 1997 08:30:56 UTC

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