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[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:27:19 +0200
Message-ID: <D4B59757-41BC-4F2F-BC3F-D52B620A4432@iki.fi>
On Jan 24, 2006, at 13:23, Henri Sivonen wrote:

>> ...The point being that that would only be a problem to authoring  
>> tools that didn't do something about it--and frankly, I'd expect  
>> an authoring tool to give a dialog like that anyway, even if they  
>> weren't concerned about market share.
> I don't. And I

Argh. A slip with keyboard shortcuts. Sorry.

You are being dogmatic about the alt text to a point of suggesting an  
annoying modal dialog. Usually, needing a modal dialog is a bad sign.

Also, your solution does not solve the problem I outlined: It would  
allow users to hit enter and other users would conclude that the tool  
produces non-conforming markup. Therefore, the toolmaker is unlikely  
to do what you suggested.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 03:27:19 UTC

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