[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at myrealbox.com
Fri Jan 20 06:46:14 PST 2006

On 20 Jan, 2006, at 1:18 AM, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> ...
> The alt attrubute should be made optional, and when it's omitted, the 
> UA should try to obtain some useful information from the file name or 
> by other means.
> ...

Gecko used to do that 
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5764>, but no longer does 
because it didn't work for the many cases of <img src="spacer.gif"> and 
the like. (I can't find where the latter decision was made, but IIRC 
Ian Hickson was the one who made it.)

Matthew Paul Thomas

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