[Doc-SIG] Re: Alt text

David Goodger goodger@users.sourceforge.net
Thu, 15 Nov 2001 23:29:57 -0500

Alan Jaffray wrote:
> It'd be nice to be able to explicitly specify alt text, but really,
> I can't think of a situation where I would want anything but the
> substitution name as the alt text.
> In HTML4, alt is a required attribute for img

So it is (... having checked my HTML reference).

Having declared that we'll allow arbitrary text as substitution names,
I'm willing to add them as a fallback if the "alt" attribute isn't
explicitly given. It will require a change to the directive API; no
big deal.

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