[Accessibility] Inappropriate Markup on freestandards.org

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Wed Sep 15 08:45:16 PDT 2004

Just below the header on all the PHP Nuke generated pages for
http://accessibility.freestandards.org we have an improperly used alt=

The item is a spacing gif which should have alt=""

In other words, we don't care that there's a "pixel image" there.The
sighted user isn't supposed to see it, and the eyes-free user doesn't
need to hear/feel it either.

The code I refer to is as follows:

</font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table><br><img src="images/pix.gif" alt="pixel image" border="0" width="150" height="1"></td><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td width="100%" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center" bgcolor="000000" width="100%"><tr><td><table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tr><td bgcolor="ffffff"><b>The Free Standards Group: Quote Sheet January 26, 2004</b><br><font class="tiny">Posted by <b><a href="http://">snidersd</a></b> on Tuesday, January 27 @ 15:57:49 EST  (459 reads)<br><b>Topic</b> <a href="modules.php?name=News&amp;new_topic=2">Accessibility</a><br></font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="ffffff"><font class="content">1. "Congratulations on forming an Accessibility Work Group to bring the user requirements of persons with disabilities ever further into the mainstream of


Please adjust this in all templates where it is present to be: alt=""

W3C Accessibility guidance can be found at:


				Janina Sajka, Chair
				Accessibility Workgroup
				Free Standards Group (FSG)

janina at freestandards.org	Phone: +1 202.494.7040

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