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[Bug 9937] alt text is brief; example 6.1 should be modified or deleted

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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:04:40 +0000
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steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

--- Comment #1 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-06-29 15:04:40 ---
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Status: Accepted

Change Description: modified example to include only a brief text alternative
in the alt and added a link below the image pointing to a longer description on
the same page.

Rationale: agreed with your statements:
"alt text is the brief "at a glance" or
"congnative thumbnail", so the extremely long value defined for the
example isn't appropriate as alt text, but as a concise long
description; alt text needs to be terse for a number of reasons,
including usability, extremely limited viewports, small amount of video
"real estate" (iPad and smaller devices) etc."

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