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Re: Empty alt tags

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 19:09:15 -0500 (EST)
To: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
cc: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0202231908120.16119-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Ineke van der Maat wrote:

> Hello Jon, 
> 
> Thanks for your answer, but can you explain me what is a pet peeve??. 
> Sorry, I cannot find it in my English-Dutch dictionary (I have to buy another one?) 

peeve is a little thing that bothers someone, a "pet peeve" is a personal
favorite little thing that just bugs someone.

Boob

> I think an alt attribute is not the same as an alt tag and I understand that only the alt attribute is really existing..
> 
> Also ..I will put the expression alt tag out of my mind.. so there is any space again  for new expressions I have to use.. Perhaps for your "pet peeve"?...:))
> 
> 
> Cheers
> Ineke
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spinsol.com>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 1:48 PM
> Subject: RE: Empty alt tags
> 
> 
> 
> > It's reasonable to speak of an alt tag. "tag" in a general context can mean
> > any signifier, and hence would include the alt attribute.
> > 
> > Imprecise language can be a nuisance though, or deeply irritating (people
> > using "hacker" to mean people who break into computer systems without
> > authorisation being my pet peeve of the week).
> 
> 
> 

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