[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Fri Jan 20 15:24:46 PST 2006

Quoting Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>:
> I'm not speaking about <img> with specified but empty alt -- this one 
> is  certainly presentational, and it's OK to require explicit alt="" 
> for this  case. I'm speaking about <img> with totally omitted alt, 
> which is  currently invalid. I propose to allow it and have the user 
> agent derive  some information from the image URL. This will better 
> reflect the real  world situation: many authors actually omit alt 
> (which results in an  invalid page) when they actually should have 
> written it.

HTML5 is not about making the world valid.

Anne van Kesteren

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