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Re: Alt tag required for horizontal dividing bar

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 11:35:56 -0600
Message-ID: <004001c2cecf$63465120$c8280f0a@JCRAIG>
To: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I would use an <hr /> tag as well, but if you decide to use an empty alt for
any spacer images, always use alt="" (with no space in between the quotes).
Using alt=" " will display a distractingly empty tooltip on some browsers
(like Windows IE)... alt="" will not. Most Mac-only users don't realize this
because MacIE/Safari/etc don't display any alt values as tooltips. Safari
doesn't even display title values. :(

James


----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Roberts
Subject: Re: Alt tag required for horizontal dividing bar

On a purely decorative item that has no informational context in the page, I
would go with " ".

Tim
Received on Friday, 7 February 2003 12:36:15 GMT

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