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Re: [vox-tech] XSLT questions
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Re: [vox-tech] XSLT questions



On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 12:02:18PM -0800, Jonathan McPherson wrote:
> Here's a question for you, somewhat unrelated: what do you think the alt
> attribute should contain for images that have no real semantic meaning?
> Let's say, for example, that I have four "rounded corner" images so that
> I can make rounded corners in my site's design.  What should I put in the
> alt attribute for those images?  (Of course, XHTML won't let me not have
> an alt attribute...)

If they truly express no meaning, then none should be given to them
(in such cases an empty alt attribute is appropriate). CSS3 will be
adding a rounded-corner formatting directive; Mozilla at least already
supports a version of this.

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Micah J. Cowan
micah@cowan.name
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