Re: Request for review of alt and alt value for authoring or publishing tools

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> > 
> > Indeed the AT itself could read out the "1 of 4" thing
> There is no reliable way for the AT to know which images without alt are 
> important enough to number and which are not.

If the document is a conforming HTML5 document, then <img> elements 
without alt="" text are the ones important enough to number (or to apply 
whatever UA heuristics and UI is desired).

If the document is not a conforming HTML5 document, then the user agent 
has much bigger problems on its hand, such as having to guess whether 
_any_ alt="" attribute is correct or not.

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Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 19:55:50 UTC