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Re: [VE][127] Error Message Feedback

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 06:26:49 +0200 (EET)
To: Tomi <tomi.hiltunen@spp.fi>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0502010621070.18490@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Tomi wrote:

> Line 65, column 100: required attribute "ALT" not specified
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> What does that ALT mean and what does it do

That's a broad question. You are expected to learn such things from
tutorials, textbooks, and references. A validator only tells whether your
document complies with certain formalized syntax rules. It's like a
grammar checker that tells e.g. that a sentence lacks a predicate;
such a checker doesn't teach you what a predicate is, or what predicate
you should write into your sentence.

Forums other than the validator mailing list are more suitable for asking
questions about material for learning HTML. But regarding ALT attributes
in particular, the most detailed treatise is probably

> and should it be inserted to image tag.

That's what the validator message says.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2005 04:27:21 UTC

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