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Re: Al text


From: Geof Collis
Date: Feb 23, 2010 2:24PM

I did an experiment using alte="", alt=" " and alt=" " on 2
computers, one with JAWS 10 and IE8.0 and Firefox 3., and the other
JAWS 6.0 and IE 6.0

On JAWS 6.0 none of them was visible but with JAWS 10 on IE 8.0 and
Firefox the alt=" " was visible, so I dont think it is a good idea.



At 03:18 PM 2/23/2010, you wrote:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> > the problem is that screen readers read all of the garbage codes when
> > that format is used.
>Which screen readers? Which "garbage codes"? What "format"? The entity
>reference &nbsp; is just a notation that denotes the no-break space
>character " ". If your screen reader doesn't grok it, then it needs to be
>fixed. The no-break space character has been used on web pages since the
>early days, and if your software chokes on it, it might well choke on "!" as
>well. Should we therefore stop using exclamation marks?
>Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/