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Re: "alt" attribute required by XHTML 1.0

From: Matt Brooks <matt@mbjlp.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 18:08:01 +0100
Message-ID: <000501c1362d$524275c0$0101a8c0@Ullenwood>
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
No, because "" produces an empty (but displayed) tooltip in some browsers.
This is unacceptable.
Thank you for your reply.
 - Matt
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
To: "Matt Brooks" <matt@mbjlp.com>
Cc: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: "alt" attribute required by XHTML 1.0


> Surely if ALT is not semantically required (e.g., for a spacer image),
> 'ALT=""' is a perfectly acceptable compromise, is it not?
>
> Philip Taylor, RHBNC
> --------
> Matt Brooks wrote:
> >
> > I was surprised to see that the ALT attribrute is required by the XHTML
1.0 Transitional DTD. I was going to use XHTML 1.0 Transitional in a web
development project, but have now changed my mind because the ALT attributes
are not needed on every image.
> >
> >  - Matt
Received on Wednesday, 5 September 2001 13:07:18 GMT

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