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Re: What's with the Banana Peel?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:02:08 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0510052053480.15768@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, David Dorward wrote:

> The text equivalent for something decorative could easily be
> considered to be a null string.

Indeed, but even a decorative image could have a title attribute, for 
those interested in knowing what it contains.

On the other hand, _enigmatic_ images, even as decorations, might be 
considered as distractions and confusing. This discussion seems to 
indicate that the banana peel is somewhat enigmatic. (_I_ had not even 
noticed it. But looking at it, I could not tell what it is, and even
if someone tells me it's a banana peel, I cannot tell what it _means_.
Maybe it doesn't mean anything, but why is it there then?)

The last guideline in WCAG 1.0 is:
"Guideline 14. Ensure that documents are clear and simple."

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Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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