Thread Subject: Re: Oh, by the way...
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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Sun, Mar 25 2007 8:50 PM
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> Another is "...null alt text for decorative images".
> It is a flawed canon of sgml/html and maybe even xml that
> there is such a thing as "decorative images" that have no
I disagree. Why do you feel that this is flawed?
> content or semantic/navigational importance, even if the
> sighted user isn't aware specifically how this communication
> is achieved. < /hr> element needs attributes to explain it to
> those who don't see it. This information should be a part of
The hr element has its own implicit semantic meaning, I don't believe
that it is necessary to add any additional information to make it
accessible. It is worth noting that no screen reader that I've seen has
ever voiced anything for horizontal rules. It has been a while since
I've looked, let me know if I've missed a change...