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Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:45:24 +0100
Message-Id: <39161674-931D-4BA7-B60B-1B2D1F081BE5@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Then, should screen readers provide an option to read all the URLs of CSS background images?

People can also use CSS to shut up checkers, or they simply use CSS sprites or other CSS images that convey relevant information.

Maybe my "problem" is that I trust designers using the technologies according to their specifications (smile)

Regards,
Ramón.

David wrote:

> 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.
>>> 
>>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 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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