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Re: Flickr and alt

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 17:48:05 +0100
Message-ID: <48B190C5.7070301@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: public-html@w3.org, David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> I have heard several proposals that the spec require all UAs, including 
> graphical ones, not provide any rendering for <img> elements that lack 
> @alt.  So I'm not sure your statement is correct.  Not that I think 
> these proposals are going to go anywhere, but "no-one" is a stretch.

I am afraid that the current editor's draft specification
bends over backwards so far to permit ill-formed documents
to be rendered that any hopes that he will treat the <img>
element strictly whilst treating all other aspects leniently
are destined to be dashed ...

(Bur of course this is only the editor's draft :
who knows how different the final specification
will be ?).

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