Re: Another summary of alt="" issues and why the spec says what it says

On 4/17/08, Ian Hickson <> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:

>>> ... sometimes there simply is no alternative text
>>> available.

>>> [examples]

>> [proposed (imperfect) alt text that actually
>> was available]

> That would be a fine caption -- but as it should
> be visible to everyone,

How about making the alt optional if -- and only if -- the img has an
aria-describedby attribute?


Received on Friday, 18 April 2008 05:01:05 UTC