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Re: Alternate content for invisible images

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 12:06:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Dominique.Archambault" <Dominique.Archambault@hall.snv.jussieu.fr>
cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904091204190.15377-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes, where the image is simply to create space, then a single space, or
even alt="" (depends on context) is appropriate content. The idea is that
is there is no alt attribute at all, then the user cannot know what is
meant (and it is incorrect HTML 4.0 anyway).

cheers

Charles

On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Dominique.Archambault wrote:

  In the guidelines it is recommended to provide alt content for invisible
  images. For a sighted user, these images donnot appear. But the alt
  comment may waste time of visually impaired users. 
  
  I proposed to put a single white space in the alt comment. Is it a good
  idea ? Which comment should be used for wasting the less time possible.
  
  Dominique Archambault
  BrailleNet - INSERM U483 - Université du Havre
  Dominique.Archambault@snv.jussieu.fr
  

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