[whatwg] Allow Fallback Text to Render Section Titles in Outlines

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 7 14:55:44 PDT 2012

On Sat, 11 Feb 2012, Hugh Guiney wrote:
> Currently when I run markup like this through outliner programs, they
> return blank section titles:
> <h1><img src="/img/logo.png" alt="Company Name" /></h1>
> <h1>
>   <svg>
>     <g>
>       <title>Company Name</title>
>       <path />
>>     </g>
>   </svg>
> </h1>
> I feel that in both instances, "Company Name" should become the
> section title for the respective section.

The outliner programs should return the entire <h1> contents, <img>, 
<svg>, and everything. What the <img> element represents is defined in 
painful detail and does take the alt="" attribute into account. I haven't 
checked if the SVG spec is as detailed about that case.

In other words, this seems to be a bug in your outliner programs.

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