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Re: "alt" attribute required by XHTML 1.0

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 07:39:24 -0700
Message-ID: <003a01c136e1$ba697720$0200a8c0@LocalHost>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Well, Matt, what can I say? HTML is a very limited medium.

And, yes, XHTML and CSS can be very non-old-browser friendly, but no one
said you HAVE to use XHTML |||||RIGHT NOW|||||. While browser compatibility
is catching up to it, you still need to wait for the public to make their

If you want to do a whole bunch of fancy stuff, then you can go about it the
same way everone else has for the past several years, without writing to
spec. If you want to write to spec, then you're going to have to reassess
the goals of your design. That's just the nature of the beast.

Received on Thursday, 6 September 2001 10:33:21 UTC

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