Re: nbsp ok for decorative alt?

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

Why should the resulting string " " 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=" " 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.)

Received on Monday, 10 April 2006 07:07:10 UTC