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No Repair Text for the ALT attribute for INPUT elements

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UAAG 1.0 Requirement

Checkpoint 2.8 No repair text (Priority 3 )
Provision 1 : Allow at least two configurations for when the user agent recognizes that conditional content required by the format specification is present but empty content: generate no repair text. generate repair as described in checkpoint 2.7.

Test 1 :


  1. The user agent should not repair the NULL content of the input element.
  2. Or, the user agent should generate repair text as specified in Checkpoint 2.7.

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Expected results

  1. The user agent either makes some default value for the ALT text available to the user agent or informs the user that there is no ALT text.

Source code

<form action="../action/return.html" method="get" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">
  <input type="image" src="../images/input.gif" alt="" name="input"></input>


  1. HTML 4.01 specification for ALT
  2. HTML 4.01 specification for INPUT

About this test suite

This test is part of a test suite for the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 1.0 . This work is conducted by the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group , which is part of W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) . Please send comments on this test to w3c-wai-ua@w3.org ( public archive ).

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Last modified: $Date: 2003/04/02 23:46:32 $ by $Author: jongund $