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Re: To be or not to be...an alt tag, that is the question

From: Joe Leech <me@josephleech.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 09:44:54 +0000
Message-ID: <3FCB0D96.50903@josephleech.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I may be wrong but isn't a null <alt> (thats <alt =""> attribute  used 
for a  purely decorative images such as a  spacer gif  so that a screen 
reader would ignore them?   is that the case here?  what's the site paul?

joe



Paul Davis wrote:

> Any one want to guess whose site this coding was lifted from?
>
>             <td colspan="2"><IMG height=8 alt="" 
> src="../Templates/5615/IMG4.gif" width=1></td>
>           </tr>
>           <tr>
>             <td colspan="2"><IMG height=8 alt="" 
> src="../Templates/5615/IMG4.gif" width=2>
>
> Am I unique in my feeling of deja vu?
>
> I know, a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, however The 
> paralympic version of the site (oops!! given the game away) has alt 
> tags or to all you purists alternative attributes, that are of a 
> cryptic one word nature. They cover the mandate, but are they 
> informative enough? There is an argument they could also 
> be misleading. For example closing my eyes and reading the alt tag on 
> one image says football, picture in mind of spherical object made of 
> leather. nothing is further from the truth.
>
> smiles
>
> Paul
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