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Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:

> To some extent this is tying back to the perennial attributes vs. 
> child elements thread. Here I'm beginning to notice that maybe 
> attributes never were right for a lot of the things they were used 
> for in HTML. (Another example: why is ALT an attribute instead of a 
> child? Linking aside, an ALT child would be very useful.)

Why, because if it were a child, its content would be displayed by old
browsers that didn't understand it.

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