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Re: Is an empty alt attribute ok when...

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 08:33:59 -0400
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To: "David Balch" <david.balch@continuing-education.oxford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

The short answer is no unless you are using it in a link.  Alt replaces, it 
does not describe.

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From: "David Balch" <david.balch@continuing-education.oxford.ac.uk>
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Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 8:11 AM
Subject: Is an empty alt attribute ok when...


I'm writing a short guide describing the information that should accompany
images in content my group produces: title, caption, attribution,
alternative equivilant.

I would apprieciate feedback on the approach I've taken to alternative
equivilant content. In particular, a case where the information content of
the image is described in the image caption - is it acceptable to leave the
alt attribute empty? (See the "Covalent bonding in a molecule of water"



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