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Re: DRAFT response Re[3]: Request for PFWG WAI review of Omitting alt Attribute for Critical Content

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:02:01 +0000
Message-ID: <474E9C29.4010601@cfit.ie>
To: wai-xtech@w3.org

Jason White wrote:
>> Is very important. I think we should request that a missing alt value be 
>> > considered invalid, although for accessibility reasons it is preferred to 
>> > the more serious error of marking meaningful content which requires an 
>> > alternative with alt=""
> I support Charles' comments.
> Furthermore, the most important concept is that there should be only two
> syntactically distinct possibilities:
> 1. Alt with a non-null string, providing an alternative to the image.
> 2. Alt with a null string, signifying that the image is an artifact of
> formatting.
> There should not be a third - an omitted alt - which ought, as Charles
> suggests, to trigger a syntax error that can be detected by authoring tools
> and markup validators.

I am also in accord with this.

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