> alt="" is a nasty hack It is not a nasty hack. Without it, some screen readers will speak "image". Imagine being the end user and having to hear it say image 10 times. Or worse, having it say, left side of image 10.gif, right side of image 10.gif. > > we should be able to choose which "images" do and do not appear to users of non-graphical browsers. > That is what the " " does for you.