[thelist] ALT for spacer images?

Abhay S. Kushwaha abhayk at netsolutionsindia.com
Wed Feb 12 00:52:01 CST 2003

Recently somebody posted this URL (sorry I forgot your name buddy):


This essay titled "Guidelines on ALT texts in IMG elements" gives
excellent practical advice on the usage of ALT attribute with the IMG
tag. It covers all scenarios of ALT I have ever used.

Take a look and follow the advice. The guy who wrote it has his head
between his shoulders. ;)


PS: Never ignore the validator unless somebody threatens you with a
    semi-automatic spray gun. And even then, think twice. [Does not
    apply to threats by graphics teams. They use their bare hands. ;)]

> What is the general consensus for this?
> a) don't use spacer images (but I need to!)
> b) give it some value for the ALT parameter
> c) ignore the validator and just leave the ALT out

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