[whatwg] alt="" and the <meta name=generator> exception

Smylers Smylers at stripey.com
Mon Aug 6 13:15:36 PDT 2012

Jukka K. Korpela writes:

> On 5.8.2012 15:52, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > Alice anticipates Bob's reaction and preemptively makes her
> > generator output alt=""
> So? Whose problem is this?

It hurts users browsing without images of pages generated by that

If the validator can do something different which wouldn't nudge
developers into writing software which produces such mark-up, end-users


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