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Re: 2.0.3 - bug or feature

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 11:17:41PM +0200, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > > I'm not completely sure, about this, because <table summary="">
> > > isn't defined in HTML 3.2 but only in HTML 4, which results in the
> > > effect, that tidy converts my DOCTYPE entry from
> > > 
> > > 
> > > to
> > > 
> > > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
> > and a tidy's bug?
> > I can't see why tidy change the doctype when it exists.
> tidy tries to convert a HTML document to something which is standard
> compliant.  The summary attribute of the table tag isn't defined in
> HTML 3.2, so the logical consequence is to either remove this
> attribute or to change the DOCTYPE to something which does support
> this attribute.

Agree, but it currently performs only one of these actions.

> > What about adding ALT="" in IMG tags?
> I'm not sure, whether _automatically_ adding ALT="" is a good idea,
> because if I want to give an ALT attribute, I do so (for example when
> using a transparent 1x1 GIF ALT="" usually is a good idea because on a
> non graphic browser I do not want any information about this GIF
> shown), but if I do not explicitly enter an ALT attribute this usually
> means, that I simply _forgot_ to enter it.  In this situation I prefer
> a non graphic browser to show the image file name instead of nothing
> (the latter may happen with an automatically added ALT="").

Roland, WML 2.0.3 contains ``Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0''
also available at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT

I try to follow those guidelines, if you believe they are wrong, please
tell the W3C ;-)

Denis Barbier
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