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

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 21:41:12 +0200
Message-ID: <482C91D8.9020401@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>, Ret'd Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Gez Lemon 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?

Nvu. 3+ million users. Cross-platform. Wysiwyg. Mozilla. MPL.
And I confirm the successor to Nvu will stick to that behaviour.

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