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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attributerecommendations in HTML 5


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Aug 30, 2007 9:40AM

On 30/08/2007, Stephanie Sullivan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Maybe I'm misunderstanding what
> cases exist where the alt becomes a negative attribute?

When keen but ill-informed developers add alt="This is the ACME, Inc.
logo, a picture of a Stork" instead of just alt="ACME, Inc."? Or they
repeat information about the image that is nearby in the text anyway.

Having alt as a required attribute doesn't in any way guarantee
quality, useful alt text.