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Re: [html4all] New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:31:03 +0100
Message-ID: <47FFE6A7.3020804@cfit.ie>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>, Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, 'HTML4All' <list@html4all.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
>> > Even if there is no reasonable text equivalent, there's nothing to say 
>> > that a blind user wouldn't want to be informed of that image.
> Exactly. But if you give alt="", the image will be removed from the output 
> stream, _without_ telling the user about its existence.

Please note in many cases this is *desirable*.

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