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Re: One more thought about requiring the alt to add to the pile

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:27:04 -0400
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-Id: <FAA2B918-DD91-488E-A91A-4237FA11CE61@handsontechnologeyes.com>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie

and is prone to abuse as well.  A user of text renderers has a right  
to know that something is there.

On Apr 21, 2008, at 4:32 AM, Joshue O Connor wrote:

David Poehlman wrote:
>> This is dangerous though as if you need to know that the text is  
>> null alted,
>> you won't even know to look so JAWS should at least announce  
>> "graphic".

henri wrote:
> I'm not sure I follow. Isn't the whole point of the empty string as  
> alt that the image can be totally removed from the non-graphic  
> rendering [...]

Yes, it is. And adding the alt="" is a practical way of doing this.


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