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RE: alt tag for blank gif

From: Jim Thatcher <thatch@attglobal.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 11:13:09 -0500
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>, jim@jimthatcher.com, "Fox, Jamie" <Jamie.Fox@USMint.Treas.Gov>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Why do you want a  "non-printable character?" The empty text string is
perfectly valid. Sometimes called the null string. It is very different from
the text string consisting of one space.

Jim
jim@jimthatcher.com
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931

-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 10:54 AM
To: jim@jimthatcher.com; Fox, Jamie; wai-ig list
Subject: Re: alt tag for blank gif


isn't there a non printable character we can use for things like this?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Thatcher" <thatch@attglobal.net>
To: "Fox, Jamie" <Jamie.Fox@USMint.Treas.Gov>; "wai-ig list"
<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 11:35 AM
Subject: RE: alt tag for blank gif


I too urge for alt="". Quote Quote with no space. It is the empty text
string. No information. If any "validator" complains about that, it is
the
validator's problem.

Jim
jim@jimthatcher.com
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Fox, Jamie
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 10:22 AM
To: wai-ig list
Subject: alt tag for blank gif


This may be a silly question but we've run multilple validators against
our
site.  My question is with an alt tag for a blank, clear or empty image.
Different validators give a different result.  Should we use " " or "".
For
the non sited that is Quote Space Quote or Quote Quote.

-Jamie
Received on Friday, 29 June 2001 12:13:48 GMT

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