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Re: alt and authoring practices

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 20:43:11 +0200
Message-ID: <481E03BF.3080206@lachy.id.au>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> How about a checkbox labeled "Purely Decorative" and a text field 
> labeled "Textual Alternative" (if the checkbox is checked, disable text 
> field and emit alt=""; if the checkbox is unchecked and text field 
> empty, emit no alt attribute)?

Functionally, that's almost exactly what Dreamweaver does.  The only 
difference is that they provide a combo box where the user has to either 
explicitly select "<empty>" or type in some text.  It would be even 
better if it indicated that leaving it empty was for decorative images.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 4 May 2008 18:43:49 UTC

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