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Re: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:26:04 -0400
Message-ID: <002901c23287$2b784030$f00f5acf@DVLDPoehlman>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>, "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

It's still as prevalent as always as even though some screen readers may fix
this, it will take some a long time to catch up.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
To: "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

> > Slightly on a different topic: does anyone know why a space is often
> > recommended for the ALT tag of a transparent GIF?
> >
> > <IMG SRC="blank.gif" WIDTH="1" HEIGHT="1" ALT=" ">
> >
> > Since the blank ALT is there to make the screen reader skip over the
> > image, why is a space necessary as well?
> There is a bug in some screen readers that treat empty alt as no alt and
> give the "default" file name rubbish. Don't know how prevalent it still
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 2002 16:25:31 GMT

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