[Bug 10606] Define what alt="<whitespace>" means for <img>


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-28 05:13:06 UTC ---
Please only file one issue per bug.

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change

Problem 1: I don't see why authors would think alt=" " was equivalent to
alt="". The spec is clear about the meaning of "empty" and this kind of
distinction is all over the platform. Pretty much the only place where they
_are_ the same is inter-element whitespace.

Problem 2: If people don't trust the spec, we can't fix the problem by adding
yet more text to the spec.

Problem 3: I do not buy the premise that any authors would even think about

If you disagree with any of these please file a new bug specifically for that

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Received on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 05:13:09 UTC