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

From: Andrew Sidwell <takkaria@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:00:53 +0100
Message-ID: <462BF735.9010908@gmail.com>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> How about:
> <img src="gallery2.jpg" alt="">  -- image could be omitted without
> changing the meaning of the document (screen readers or text-only
> browsers could just skip it)
> <img src="gallery2.jpg" noalt> -- image cannot be omitted without
> changing the meaning, but no text equivalent is available (screen
> readers or text-only browsers / mail clients should give some indication
> that an image is there)

I actively like noalt.  Using alt="" has always seemed like a hack to
me, implying that it did have alternative text when really it didn't.

Andrew Sidwell
Received on Sunday, 22 April 2007 17:00:53 UTC

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