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Re: "alt" attribute required by XHTML 1.0

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 13:06:36 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3B965B87.4190B20A@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Matt Brooks <matt@mbjlp.com>
Cc: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
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 
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Matt Brooks wrote:
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> 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 16:42:38 GMT

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