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Re: PPT to clean HTML


From: michael.brockington
Date: Dec 16, 2004 10:29AM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jkorpela [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 16 December 2004 17:07
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PPT to clean HTML
> I found a piece of wrong information in the content, though:
> "Images that don't convey important information or are used
> for layout are decorative and don't require alt text."
> http://cita.disability.uiuc.edu/software/office/demo/index_fil
> Of course they require alt text, specifically an empty one (alt=""),
> which is quite different from the lack of an alt attribute.

I think that you are misunderstanding the context and language here.
The slide is talking about a Wizard, therefore the absence or presence of the
alt= _atribute_ is not under the control of the user. _Text_ is, and is not
required, as you yourself stated above. (It may be the case though, that an
empty attribute is discarded for brevity, in which case other alternatives
should be used.)

A little more clarity on the original statement would have been helpful, but
I don't think that it is actually incorrect.



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