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Re: What's with the Banana Peel?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 21:50:31 +1000
Message-ID: <4343BE07.7070801@lachy.id.au>
To: Andrew Cates <andrew@catesfamily.org.uk>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Andrew Cates wrote:
> Out of interest, for the benefit of people who have trouble making out 
> the picture, why there isn't an alt or title tag telling us what it is?

Because the image is only there for presentation and the alt attribute 
is only used for content images.

> Even though it is part of the page layout it might help.

Help who?  What benefit is there by giving alternate textual content for 
presentational images, for users without images enabled?  Also, out of 
interest, what alternate content would you even suggest, considering 
that alt should convey the meaning of the image, not just describe how 
it looks.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Wednesday, 5 October 2005 11:51:12 UTC

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