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RE: Alternate content for invisible images

From: Melvin J Waller Jr (Joe) <wallerjm@www.ORST.EDU>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 04:02:42 -0700 (PDT)
To: David Norris <kg9ae@geocities.com>
cc: "Dominique.Archambault" <Dominique.Archambault@hall.snv.jussieu.fr>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.990409040031.26601C-100000@www.ORST.EDU>
From what I've seen, using no alt gives undesired results but an alt="" 
produces a null (non-existent) return. The reader simply ignores the image.


On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, David Norris wrote:

> My opinion is that if the image is not of enough significance for an
> alternate text description, for whatever reason, then something like
> 'alt=""' might be appropriate.  I'm not sure how some user-agents would
> interpret this.  Perhaps the single space would be more friendly toward some
> UAs.  It will be interesting to see others' thoughts on that.
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