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Re: Another HTML5 alt conformance question for clarification

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 08:39:18 -0400
Message-ID: <4282874B4D134925BE7F04461A3EAAA9@HANDS>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

it should state that alt is required as I said before and let others provide 
guidance as to how it should be provided.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>; <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: Another HTML5 alt conformance question for clarification

On Sun, 17 Aug 2008, Laura Carlson wrote:
> In the editor's draft is the alt attribute required to be conforming?
> Must it be present?

If you look through this section:


...you will see a number of "must" requirements that do indeed require the
alt="" attribute. The requirements are in fact much more detailed than
just requiring that the attribute be present; they also specify what the
attribute value must be in each of a large number of cases.

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