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Another HTML5 alt conformance question for clarification

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:11:54 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0808171311k662322b2hbc7393124ff20fa8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

Hi Ian,

Steve wrote [1]:

> it would be
> very useful to get a ruling from the editor on how he intends the spec
> to be interpreted in such 'real world' cases.

I have a question for editor clarification too. The current language
in the editor's draft [2]  does not explicitly state that alt is
required. For authoring requirements it states:

"The src attribute must be present...The requirements for the alt
attribute depend on what the image is intended to represent..."

It does not state:
"The alt attribute must be present..."

In the editor's draft is the alt attribute required to be conforming?
Must it be present?


Best Regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0350.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/embedded0.html#the-img

Laura Carlson
Received on Sunday, 17 August 2008 20:12:38 UTC

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