[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute
alexey at feldgendler.ru
Fri Jan 20 07:24:10 PST 2006
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 21:13:40 +0600, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> The bottom line is that requiring the presence of the alt attribute
> leads to a situation where UAs cannot tell whether the alt text is empty
> because the image is purely decorative or because the author did not
> bother to think about it.
> IMO, this leaves the people who don't see the images worse off compared
> to a scenario where an empty alt text signified a purely decorative
> image and a missing alt attribute signified that the author did not
> bother to provide a textual alternative.
Thanks, you expressed what I was trying to say much better than I did.
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