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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 20:31:59 +1000
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080513103159.GA23487@jdc.jasonjgw.net>

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 11:50:25AM +0200, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> (The alt attribute is not perfect - being an attribute, it doesn't allow 
> markup inside it - but it is not "bolted on".)

I agree that it's badly designed, and I would further argue that XHTML 2.0
solves this particular problem in a principled fashion with its SRC attribute
and its definition of IMG as a (legacy) container element. <img
src="image.png">Equivalent content goes here.</img>
<p src="image.png">Paragraph of text serving as alternative to image (or you
could think of the image as an alternative to the text).</p>
Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 10:32:43 GMT

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