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[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 00:24:46 +0100
Message-ID: <20060121002446.6xyy9gjt4bw4k0cc@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>:
> I'm not speaking about <img> with specified but empty alt -- this one 
> is  certainly presentational, and it's OK to require explicit alt="" 
> for this  case. I'm speaking about <img> with totally omitted alt, 
> which is  currently invalid. I propose to allow it and have the user 
> agent derive  some information from the image URL. This will better 
> reflect the real  world situation: many authors actually omit alt 
> (which results in an  invalid page) when they actually should have 
> written it.

HTML5 is not about making the world valid.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Friday, 20 January 2006 15:24:46 UTC

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