[whatwg] ALT and equivalent representation
Tab Atkins Jr.
jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 15:40:54 PDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl>
> What is the advantage of cutting an image to parts
> and having the browser show them as one by putting them aside?
> I would rather use one big image in the first place.
On my company's web site, our header image is split into two parts. One is
floated left, one is floated right, and they sit on top of a repeated
background image. This lets the entire header smoothly scale to the width
of the viewport.
Since the two images are just pieces of a complete header image, the alt
text should only show up once. I just put the alt on the first image and
use alt="" on the second, but it would be nice to have a canonical answer to
Note: I am *perfectly fine* with not introducing a new element or new
attributes. I feel that just putting an alt text on one of the images and
leaving the others blank is sufficiently semantic. However, I do believe
that this is a useful case to address in the alt text guidelines.
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