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Re: talking about text alternatives Re: ALT as required attribute

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 20:42:49 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200302062042.h16Kgnx02727@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Images as objects are badly specified though, since the UA cannot know it's
> an image until after it's performed an HTTP GET on the url, it can guess it

That's what the type parameter is for.

> might be, but cannot know.
> Equally, what happens with an HTML document returned with a 404 status code

Because img isn't a first class link either, you lose the information 
with the 404.

> returned by the server, should the object fallback be used, or should the
> HTML document be used?  What about other status codes?  At least with image,

I would expect the fallback.

> you know the author intended it to be an image, and not just about anything.
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