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RE: Bobby inaccuracy?

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:16:57 -0000
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> Seriously, though folks, is alt="" meaningful to those of you out 
> there for
> whom alt text is useful or do you need something along the lines of
> alt="a thin horizontal image purely included on the page for visual
> effect and conveying no information whatsoever" ?

I can't talk for those who use text-only browsers for other reasons,
or in other ways (and in particular I can't talk for those who use
the text because of a disability - which is the focus of this list)
but when I use Lynx I would prefer alt="" for purely decorative
images. Often alt text that is put on an image so that it would have
an alt is worse than images with the attribute left out. (One of the
main reasons I sometimes use Lynx is that I'm often not in the mood
for someone's concept of "decorative" anyway).

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