[whatwg] Alt text authoring Re: Conformance for Mail clients

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sun Apr 22 10:58:13 PDT 2007

For (2): alt="(Your browser does not display graphic images)".

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Jon Barnett
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 7:48 PM
To: Kornel Lesinski
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Alt text authoring Re: Conformance for Mail clients

On 4/22/07, Kornel Lesinski <kornel at osiolki.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 01:26:55 +0100, Jon Barnett <jonbarnett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > By "entirely omitted alt", do you still only mean WYSIWYG editors?  If
> > not, I agree.  The distinction would be as follows:
> > (1) <img src="obvious.jpg" alt="obvious"> - This image represents text,
> > particularly the word "obvious".  Lynx should replace it with the word
> > "obvious" and do nothing else.
> > (2) <img src="gallery2.jpg">  The image is part of the content and
> > doesn't represent text.  Lynx should indicate that the image is missing
> > and offer a way to download it

If the alt attribute is required, what should it be for (2)?  Blank?
A paragraph describing the vista of the Grand Canyon?

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