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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Steve Brumbaugh <sbrumb@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:50:04 -0500 (EST)
To: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.33.0201161245050.31317-100000@is06.fas.harvard.edu>
On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Ineke van der Maat wrote:

> When I use alt="" because it is a meaningless picture, the blind user
> has no idea there is a image in the page. But what to do when I have
> to mention who has the copyrights of that meaningless image?

Since the image doesn't render at all for the user, do you necessarily
have to include any copyright information?  Granted, I'm no lawyer, but
declaring copyright information for non-existent material seems illogical.

Steve Brumbaugh
http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~sbrumb/
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 12:50:07 GMT

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