Hi James,

Ok, that's good statement. I like it.

Aesthetic goes in CSS and therefore no need for ALT text.


P.s. My wife was flattered by your compliment. :-)

From: "James Jeffery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 14:05:27 +0100
Subject: Re: [WSG] Re: Alt text for purely aesthetic images

This is my view.

If an image is for aesthetic purposes, it should be in with the CSS.

If an image is to be used as part of the content, for example, the image
of your wife, then it should be within <img> tags.

I would say that is common sense to be honest. If you turn of the CSS
would you want your users to see images that make no sense in relation
to the content, because without the positioning of these images they will
displayed in normal flow and leave users scratching their heads.

Or lets say a blind person coming across empty alt attributes, or alt
that say alt="Rounded corner for the top left header".

The WAI have laid out these guidelines for good reason, follow them. Unless
there is damn good reason to go against them.

Ps. your wife is pretty, she looks like a high achiever


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