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[Bug 8645] Alt text for images

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Rich Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Rich Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> 2011-09-29 22:12:04 UTC ---
You are really talking about a label and not a description. Descriptions are
longer descriptions of the object other than a label which alt is.

for example, rather than alt use: 
<img src="foo.jpg" aria-label="Lady of the Lake"/>

You could simply tell browsers to render the label when images were turned off.

You don't require a labelledby relationship either. 

Rich

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