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Failure F70 Does not Prohibit Duplicate Attributes

From: Christophe Strobbe (on behalf of BenToWeb) <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 21:15:13 +0100
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When we evaluated test case sc4.1.1_l1_007 [1], which contains an 
image with two alt attributes (one empty, the second with a text 
alternative), we found the following behaviour: if the image cannot 
be loaded, Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1 and 
Opera 9.0 (all tested on Windows XP) don't display alt text. This 
probably means that the second alt attribute is ignored by these browsers.

This situation is not clearly covered by success criterion 4.1.1 nor 
prohibited in failure F70.


Add to SC 4.1.1: "start tags have no duplicate attributes."

[1] http://bentoweb.org/ts/XHTML1_TestSuite3/metadata/sc4.1.1_l1_007

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
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