[thelist] alt tags on all images (was Site Check)

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 7 12:41:00 CST 2001

> From: noah <noah at tookish.net>
> I see . . . I guess I'll shift my frustration away from the W3C and
> towards the browser makers - it just seems to me that if a browser can
> not display an image, and there's no alt text, it should ignore the
> image altogether, and display nothing.

except in the old days of the web, when people used images as 
links, and there was no other way for the text browsers -- which 
were still pervasive -- to navigate... 

> I can't think of a single circumstance in which a browser telling you
> [IMAGE] is of any use whatsoever, and it seems a little silly to me
> that we have to include extra code in every image tag to avoid this.

in the case of navigation or image maps, it is useful... also when i 
know there's a photo there, i can have Lynx grab it and view it 

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