[whatwg] Request in bug 7144

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Aug 9 15:53:12 PDT 2009

In bug 7144, somebody wrote:

> I am not sure if we are ditching ALT in favour of legend. You don't make 
> this clear here. Some of your alt examples here resemble longdesc, which 
> I am in favour of ditching completely. I'd be interested to see your 
> answer on whatwg list about this

It's not clear to me exactly what the question is here. alt="" is not 
being ditched; it's a very important part of using images on the Web. I'm 
not sure what to add that isn't already said in the spec, though. The 
relevant section is pretty detailed. :-)

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