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Re: bug in css validator spanish version

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:21:29 +0300
Message-ID: <038e01c8cb37$91f6f5a0$0500000a@DOCENDO>
To: "Kill" <killgt@gmail.com>, <www-validator-css@w3.org>

Kill wrote:

>         alt="ˇCSS Válido!" />
[...]
> The alt Text must be like that:
[...]
>         alt="ˇCSS V&aacute;lido!" />

Why? The entity reference &aacute; means the character "á". Why do you 
think the letter cannot be written as such?

There is a flaw, however, as far as I can see. The use of capital 
initial in the word "Válido" here is an Americanism and not normal in 
Spanish.

Then again, "Valid CSS!" icons are worse than useless (though the W3C 
CSS Validator itself is very useful), so I'm not that interesting in 
proposing any corrections. I just got interested in what seems to be a 
misunderstanding about the use of characters in alt texts. You can put 
non-Ascii characters there just as you can put them into document 
content proper. There might be stylistic problems with them, though, 
since alt texts cannot be effectively styled in CSS.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
Received on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 20:21:46 GMT

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