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Re: Display: none

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 00:35:31 +0000
Message-ID: <44176153.7060107@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Paul Novitski wrote:

> At 02:11 PM 3/14/2006, David Woolley wrote:
>> What's wrong with:
>> <h1><img src="logo.jpg" alt="Acme Widgets"></h1>
> I would assume that, in the case of a browser with images turned off, 
> this would display nothing.

No, the browser should normally display the ALT text if you disable the 
loading of images in the preferences.

> I also have doubts that a search engine 
> would index the alt as being the content of the headline; I'll poke 
> around on Google for evidence of that.

I was under the impression that they would, as that makes logical sense 
from a markup point of view. Incidentally, JAWS (and presumably other 
screen readers with the same functionality) correctly shows the ALT when 
accessing the list of headings in this case.

Patrick H. Lauke
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