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Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:20:41 +0000
Message-ID: <4EB24ED9.8050502@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Ramón Corominas wrote:
> Do you mean that screen readers should read images with null alt attributes?

I mean they must provide an option to do something like read the URL of 
the image. The problem is that people will do alt="" to shut up checkers.

> 
> David said:
> 
>> Ramón Corominas wrote:
>>> PS: most screen readers totally ignore images with null alt attributes (and all should)
>> Screen readers need to help their users read the, typically badly coded, real world pages their users access.
>>
>> (Incidentally, yet again "tag" is being misused in the subject.)
>>
>> -- 
>> David Woolley
>> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
>> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
>> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
>>
>>
> 


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David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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