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Re: Empty vs no alt attribute (was Re: Baby Steps or Backwards Steps?)

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 21:43:39 +0100
Message-ID: <46C759FB.40309@cfit.ie>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org

Robert Burns wrote:
> I'm still getting a better understanding of my proposal as I discuss it,
> but this might help.
> The attribute @embedrel either 1) describes the relation of the embedded
> content to the surrounding document or document fragment; OR 2) tells
> the user where they can find it. In the case of 'decorative' and 'icon',
> that is the relation (though with 'icon' there can be more explanation
> in the fallback location too). For 'seecontext' users should read the
> surrounding context to understand everything they need to know about the
> embedded content. For 'seefallback' users should read the fallback.
> Finally, (and perhaps it is a better exposition to end with this  one)
> 'missing' means the explanation of the relation between the embedded
> content and the surrounding document is missing. It has not been provided.

Thanks for that Rob, this is clearer and provides for many more subtle
use cases.


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