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

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:24:26 +0000 (GMT)
To: Ian Anderson <ianderso@cogeco.ca>
cc: "'Aziz Matar'" <matar84@comcast.net>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0211111324020.21945-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Ian Anderson 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? I hate that I
> cant make the page validate as XHTML 1.0 because my navigation images do
> not have alt tags and I do not want to give them any. :-( Any ideas to
> work around this?

alt=""

is for precisely this.

L.

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