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Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 14:03:16 -0400
Message-ID: <0D90C53F0E084584A67A7BA6E7C7F9D9@HANDS>
To: "Jason White" <jason@jasonjgw.net>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>


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From: "Jason White" <jason@jasonjgw.net>
To: <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 11:50:25AM +0200, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> (The alt attribute is not perfect - being an attribute, it doesn't allow
> markup inside it - but it is not "bolted on".)

I agree that it's badly designed, and I would further argue that XHTML 2.0
solves this particular problem in a principled fashion with its SRC 
and its definition of IMG as a (legacy) container element. <img
src="image.png">Equivalent content goes here.</img>
<p src="image.png">Paragraph of text serving as alternative to image (or you
could think of the image as an alternative to the text).</p>
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