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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 11:20:59 -0700
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
cc: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r245ps-1052i-20B552EE7DBB4006844FC1D76D759024@mbp>

On 2008-05-15 Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com> wrote:

>On 15/05/2008, Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>There's a third option, which is the status quo: output an empty alt
>>attribute. They'll keep doing that. It will keep the tool's output passing
>>machine checkable conformance criteria (and people will leave it if it
>>doesn't), but it still doesn't help accessibility.
>Which authoring tools currently do this?

Many tools - does seem to be the most common default behavior. I 
did a little research previously:


Laura Carlson added one additional entry:




Steve Axthelm
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2008 18:21:44 UTC

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