Re: [html4all] several messages about alt

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> And in that regard: MathML has a required ALT attribute, for the 
> <mglyph> elmement. It would be strange if there would be no checking for 
> the @ALT on the HTML part of a document, while a full check on the MatML 
> part.

The alt="" attribute on <mglyph> is quite different. The cases for which 
it makes sense (and improves accessibility) to omit alt="" on <img> don't 
apply to <mglyph>. The person using <mglyph> always knows what the glyph 
corresponds to.

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Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 07:40:08 UTC