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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 17:50:51 -0700
Message-Id: <56972A39-0916-4474-A7BA-E8C868D604F3@apple.com>
Cc: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>, roger@456bereastreet.com, public-html@w3.org
To: Martijn <martijn.martijn@gmail.com>

On May 1, 2007, at 3:22 PM, Martijn wrote:

> 2007/5/1, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>:
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-img>
>> If the alt attribute is omitted, user agents must treat the element
>> as if it had an alt attribute set to the empty string."
> It seems that in that case, this should return true:
> <img>
> <script>
> alert(document.images[0].hasAttribute('alt'));
> </script>
> Am I correct? (not sure if that's a good idea, though)

I don't think that is the intent of the requirement (I think the  
"treat...as if" is with respect to rendering and other behavior). I  
agree that it could be made more clear.

Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 00:51:24 UTC

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