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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 13:10:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3B965C8A.CA1B2E93@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Matt Brooks <matt@mbjlp.com>
Cc: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
It was my understanding that whilst 'ALT=" "' can
produce such artifacts, 'ALT=""' does not; is there 
a counter-example at which you can point me, please ?

** Phil.
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Matt Brooks wrote:
> 
> 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
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