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RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 11:06:28 +0100
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHMEOGEDAA.jon@spin.ie>

> > 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 is.
> >
>
> It's really a feature to work round abuse of alt="" (i.e. making it
> the default and not overriding it).
>
I'd call it a bug in the design layer rather than a feature. Abusing of
alt="" as a user-agent is a poor solution to the problem, especially if the
"feature" can't be (easily) turned off by the user.
Received on Wednesday, 24 July 2002 06:06:16 GMT

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