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Re: WD-xhtml2-20050527: img element not required

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 10:12:17 +0200
Message-ID: <42A16261.1020102@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
CC: Dave Hodder <dmh@dmh.org.uk>, www-html-editor@w3.org

Laurens Holst wrote:
> I think XHTML 2.0 should allow alt="..." as an alternative to enclosed 
> alternate text. It could be used until content inside an element is 
> sufficiently supported by all major browsers.

I think that would mean that you take the ugly bits of HTML 4.01 forward 
into XHTML 2.0. IMG was supposed to be replaced by OBJECT back then as 
IMG is not really backwards compatible. Browsers have to recognize the 
element in order to view its fallback content.

Having IMG at all in XHTML 2.0 strikes me as odd and I wonder what kind 
of consensus was agreed upon to include it...

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 4 June 2005 08:12:14 UTC

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