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TOPIC: Missing image alt atribute

Missing image alt atribute 7 years 9 months ago #7531

Hi
how you wrote in this post:
http://www.flexiblewebdesign.com/forum-virtuemart-2-template-fashionmart-support/454-margin-or-a-gap-on-top-of-product-and-category

the image at the beginning of yours template called: www.flexiblewebdesign.com/say.png?extension=fashionmart
"is a 1x1 transparent image that lets us grab the domain name that uses our VM Template to prevent pirate(illegal) usage and it is also used for purchase validation. "
Unfortunately you forgot to insert alt atribute to validate page code.
Con you tell us how can we solve this problem?

Regards
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Missing image alt atribute 7 years 9 months ago #7573

Hi,

Validate the page code? For what? This is by far the weirdest thing i have ever heard in this forum. I am serious.
Or you don't realize the main reason of w3c validator. That validator is exist only to guide the developers, what it suggests are not "must-to-do". It will guide you in case you did something wrong or forgot something while coding. Try to validate wikipedia.org, www.amazon.com or even www.google.com and see how many "critical errors" you will see. And don't worry, google indexing bots are cleaver enough to figure that out.

ALT tags are normally important, this is why the w3c validator warns and ask you to fix it. ALT tags for image are only used for search engines while they are indexing the pictures of your website (image searches of google, bing and yahoo) but that 1x1 transparent image... Of course google or nobody won't index that tiny image, because it doesn't even have color, it is transparent. So the ALT text is completely useless and not necessary. Indeed; google more cares about the "main content" that is around the picture to understand what that picture is about, instead of looking at the ALT tags.

You really don't need to do that just to get a "Well done job" from w3c validator. It will give you nothing. Are you a developer and is your client asking for that kind of thing specifically? If so, you can explain this to him in a nice way and stop wasting your time for validation.

Regards.
Support.
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Missing image alt atribute 7 years 9 months ago #7590

Hi,
thanks for your replay.
Yes we are developers and a cusumer decided to insert at the end of his website page the html validation icon.
The only thing reamin to validate was an alt missing.
I agree about what you said regarding the value of validation, but tring to explain to customers sometime is impossible.
I was only asking if you somebody can tell us where to add this F*** alt so the customer will shut up his mouth.

Thank's in advance
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Missing image alt atribute 7 years 9 months ago #7633

Hi,

I forgot to mentioned this at the beginning. In our new templates, we don't use this kind of validation method (loading PNG image), but since you are using one of our oldest templates(fashionMart), it still has this antic method for validation.

Unfortunately the PHP lines are obfuscated, so there is no way to edit them.
But if you email me your FTP credentials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., i will do this change for you. I will actually update the validation method to the new one, which doesn't work like "loading any image or anything in the client-side".

While emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please include this forum topic's URL at the of your message to avoid the confusion in our end.


Regards.
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