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Re: [html4all] several messages about alt

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 07:39:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804140734110.3690@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> And in that regard: MathML has a required ALT attribute, for the 
> <mglyph> elmement. It would be strange if there would be no checking for 
> the @ALT on the HTML part of a document, while a full check on the MatML 
> part.

The alt="" attribute on <mglyph> is quite different. The cases for which 
it makes sense (and improves accessibility) to omit alt="" on <img> don't 
apply to <mglyph>. The person using <mglyph> always knows what the glyph 
corresponds to.

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