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Re: [html4all] the alt attribute debate

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:23:42 +0300
Message-Id: <0BCFF6E4-D39C-4745-8EA3-AAB9D80947B7@iki.fi>
Cc: "advocate group" <list@html4all.org>, "John Foliot - WATS. ca" <foliot@wats.ca>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive@w3.org
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

On Sep 25, 2007, at 18:14, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> can you speculate as to why if there care so much about the spec  
> and validation to add an alt text why do they not bother to fix up  
> the many other errors that appear in their code?

Those who add a bogus alt for validation are a subset of people who  
include a bogus alt.

But as far as deciding what's valid in HTML5, that's the subset that  
we should consider. Those who don't care about validation won't be  
affected either way.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2007 15:24:08 UTC

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