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Re: alt tags no with a twist

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 11:59:41 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199808181859.LAA19130@ayla.idyllmtn.com>
To: poehlman@clark.net (David Poehlman)
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Someone said to David:
> "There are some images on the site which do not contain alt tags.  These
> are usually called either bd.gif or td.gif.  These are simple spacers used
> for page layout and should not have alt tags.  If they did, the page would
> pop up with little blank squares as your mouse moved over it on browsers
> like IE 4 or Navigator 4."

In my opinion, such spacers should never be used for page layout.

(Note that if they don't have alt tags, they show up as [IMAGE]
all over the place in lynx.)

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