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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 22:53:56 +0000
Message-ID: <4EB31B84.7030608@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> Again, tone and description. There's also widespread use of generic 
> stock photos (alt="Closeup of a firm handshake between two 
> businesspeople in suits", alt="Young woman sprawled on the bed, looking 
> intently at her laptop", etc) which I'd definitely say are visual fluff.
Often these are a very important part for the designer because they can 
link the product with concepts in a way that would be considered 
unethical in actual text or alt text.

David Woolley
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