Re: [check 7] ALT text can't be empty (null or all spaces) if image is used as an anchor

hi all,

I have a few questions about the anchor tag that arose from reading Chris' post. 

Why is an empty anchor tag considered an error? Is it because it is syntactically incorrect, or is it because some user agents do not use them correctly? 

Please include authoritative documentation in answering these questions, if possible. 


Shane Anderson
Programmer Analyst
Web Accessibility in Mind (

Received on Monday, 29 March 2004 12:24:13 UTC