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

Andrew Sidwell takkaria at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 17:00:53 PDT 2007

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> How about:
> <img src="gallery2.jpg" alt="">  -- image could be omitted without
> changing the meaning of the document (screen readers or text-only
> browsers could just skip it)
> <img src="gallery2.jpg" noalt> -- image cannot be omitted without
> changing the meaning, but no text equivalent is available (screen
> readers or text-only browsers / mail clients should give some indication
> that an image is there)

I actively like noalt.  Using alt="" has always seemed like a hack to
me, implying that it did have alternative text when really it didn't.

Andrew Sidwell

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