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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 08:26:25 -0500
Message-ID: <bde87dd20709060626k35f81547w623b71584a7f8e0d@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On 9/6/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:
> Aside: you say there "Omitting an iconic text equivalent will make the page
> virtually unusable", but it's not that simple. That applies only to cases
> where the icon is the only indicator. In the case of <a href="/">home <img
> src="home.png"></a>, the icon should *not* have alt text.

You may have understood this, but just to be clear, that should be: <a
href="/">home <img  src="home.png" alt=""></a>

In this case, the image represents text, and that text is an empty string.

Jon Barnett
Received on Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:26:31 UTC

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