[whatwg] Definition of alt= attribute

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 21 04:11:29 PST 2006

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 17:25:12 +0600, Matthew Raymond  
> <mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>    Hmm... Is <img> ever non-presentational? Radical thought: Deprecate
>> <img>.
> Why? Aren't there semantic images?

   Might be. As Anne suggests, a picture of a product might be a good
example. It was more of a question than a serious suggestion.

> Maybe instead deprecate <img> for presentational images, leaving it only  
> for semantic images (with non-empty alt required).

   Sounds like a good idea. We should probably also consider how
<object> fits into this, though. Can it completely replace <img>??? It
certainly has better support for fallback content.

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