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Re: nbsp ok for decorative alt?

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:06:27 +0200
Message-ID: <443A03F3.5040402@w3development.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> We had a technique that said 
> ALT="" and  ALT=" " were ok 
> but ALT=&amp;nbsp; was not.

Why should the resulting string "&nbsp;" meaning "ampersand n b s p 
semicolon" be appropriate for a decorative image? Do you mean the 
non-breaking space character? That would be alt="&nbsp;" in (X)HTML.

My question: Why would you like to allow three possible solutions that 
need to be implemented in WCAG2.0 conforming user agents when one 
solution (alt="") would be enough?
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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