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Re: Al text


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Feb 23, 2010 2:03PM

the problem is that screen readers read all of the garbage codes when that
format is used.
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From: "Geof Collis" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Al text

> Thanks Andrew, there argument was to fool checkers, but I dont like
> that idea, the checkers I use ask if you've deliberately left it null
> so to me it wouldn't be an acceptable practice.
> cheers
> Geof
> At 09:08 AM 2/23/2010, you wrote:
>>Looks like a subtle way to get round failures on automated accessibility
>>Can't see it doing any harm, but there is no need for it either...just
>>superfluous code as null alt tags can just be alt=""