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1976[Authors] Address the case of a graphic containing only text.2008-08-04 09:10
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+  <h6>Text that has been rendered to a graphic for typographical effect</h6>
 
+  <p>Sometimes, an image just consists of text, and the purpose of the
+  image is not to highlight the actual typographic effects used to
+  render the text, but just to convey the text itself.</p>
+
+  <p>In such cases, the <code title="attr-img-alt">alt</code>
+  attribute must be present but must consist of the same text as
+  written in the image itself.</p>
+
+  <div class="example">
+
+   <p>Consider a graphic containing the text "Earth Day", but with the
+   letters all decorated with flowers and plants. If the text is
+   merely being used as a header, to spice up the page for graphical
+   users, then the correct alternative text is just the same text
+   "Earth Day", and no mention need be made of the decorations:</p>
+
+   <pre>&lt;h1><img src="earthdayheader.png" alt="Earth Day"></h1></pre>
+
+  </div>
+
+
+
   <h6>A graphical representation of some of the surrounding text</h6>
 
   <p>In many cases, the image is actually just supplementary, and

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