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[whatwg] Alt text authoring Re: Conformance for Mail clients

From: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@osiolki.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:48:40 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tq6ivexj4suneb@g5.local>
On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 01:26:55 +0100, Jon Barnett <jonbarnett at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> By "entirely omitted alt", do you still only mean WYSIWYG editors?  If  
> not, I agree.  The distinction would be as follows:
> (1) <img src="obvious.jpg" alt="obvious"> - This image represents text,
> particularly the word "obvious".  Lynx should replace it with the word
> "obvious" and do nothing else.
> (2) <img src="gallery2.jpg">  The image is part of the content and  
> doesn't represent text.  Lynx should indicate that the image is missing  
> and offer a way to download it

I'm a bit worried about this one - authors too often forget (or don't  
care) to add alt attribute, and this case gives it a different meaning.

I think that for (2) there should be either magic alt value or some way of  
specyfing that alt was intentionally omitted, and not forgotten (special  
classname? presence of title attribute?).

-- 
regards, Kornel Lesi?ski
Received on Sunday, 22 April 2007 02:48:40 UTC

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