Hassan Schroeder Wrote: ><http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#adef-alt> >13.8 How to specify alternate text D'oh missed that one, new it said it somewhere! ------------------------------- toby mills web developer & programmer www.tobymills.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Hassan Schroeder Sent: 28 January 2004 12:44 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Re: Accessibility and alt text - quality vs quantity Toby Mills wrote: > For my 2 pennies worth, I think that images that convey little or no > information and who's sole purpose is to provide page formatting only need > to be given alt=" ". They are a spacer therefore their description is a > space. Annoyingly W3C states spacers should have alt's but does not say what > they should be. Eh? This seems pretty clear :-) <http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#adef-alt> 13.8 How to specify alternate text <excerpt> Do not specify irrelevant alternate text when including images intended to format a page, for instance, alt="red ball" would be inappropriate for an image that adds a red ball for decorating a heading or paragraph. In such cases, the alternate text should be the empty string (""). </excerpt> -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !