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Re: Is ALT text necessary if there's an identical caption adjacent?

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 16:35:26 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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On Sun, 2004-08-01 at 16:28, Mordechai Peller wrote:

> Putting aside what value, if any, to give the alt attribute, it should 
> be noted that alt attribute is required for valid code.

Well, that depends on the DTD being used (although there aren't many
reasons to use HTML 3.2 these days).

Even in those versions of HTML which require an alt attribute, the
attribute isn't required to hold any text.

David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Sunday, 1 August 2004 11:37:23 UTC

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