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…o handle image links.

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users. However, it is recognised that in many cases, this will not
be possible.</p>

<p>For images that are the sole contents of links, markup generators
should examine the link target to determine the title of the target,
or the URL of the target, and use information obtained in this
manner as the alternative text.</p>

<p>As a last resort, implementors should either set the <code title=attr-img-alt><a href=#attr-img-alt>alt</a></code> attribute to the empty string, under
the assumption that the image is a purely decorative image that
doesn't add any information but is still specific to the surrounding
content, or omit the <code title=attr-img-alt><a href=#attr-img-alt>alt</a></code> attribute
altogther, under the assumption that the image is a key part of the
content.</p>

<p>Markup generators should generally avoid using the image's file
name as the alternative text.</p>
<p>Markup generators should generally avoid using the image's own
file name as the alternative text.</p>



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users. However, it is recognised that in many cases, this will not
be possible.</p>

<p>For images that are the sole contents of links, markup generators
should examine the link target to determine the title of the target,
or the URL of the target, and use information obtained in this
manner as the alternative text.</p>

<p>As a last resort, implementors should either set the <code
title="attr-img-alt">alt</code> attribute to the empty string, under
the assumption that the image is a purely decorative image that
altogther, under the assumption that the image is a key part of the
content.</p>

<p>Markup generators should generally avoid using the image's file
name as the alternative text.</p>
<p>Markup generators should generally avoid using the image's own
file name as the alternative text.</p>



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