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Re: Why does it say ALL images need alt tags?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 11:59:02 +0000 (GMT)
To: Aziz Matar <matar84@comcast.net>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>, ot@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0211111158200.7230-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Aziz Matar wrote:

> I can understand how alt tags help, but for some images that are used
> as part of the sites navigation, for example, a small 10x10 square
> that is used to draw a curve and placed on the corner of your tables
> for decoration, why does the validator want alt tags on those?

alt="" is perfectly valid (and correct) for those images. In fact any
other alt text would be wrong. :-)

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