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

From: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@osiolki.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 20:18:05 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tq688fzu4suneb@g5.local>
On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 18:58:13 +0100, Kristof Zelechovski  
<giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:

> For (2): alt="(Your browser does not display graphic images)".

What's the point? Users who rely on alt attribute know that already, and  
unless exactly that phrase is required by the specification (= bad for  
i18n), it won't be any use for bots either.

I think presence of the title attribute (which might be empty) could be  
required if alt is omitted:
<img title="" src="canyon.jpg">
or maybe:
<img alt="-" src="canyon.jpg">

and role of <img src="canyon.jpg"> should be left undefined, allowing UAs  
to use heuristics to guess it.

regards, Kornel Lesi?ski
Received on Sunday, 22 April 2007 12:18:05 UTC

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