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[Bug 9080] Confusing alt text in the second The Lady of Shalott example

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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:01:45 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9080


steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-03-29 10:01:45 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> I had missed the link. The link makes the entire example very poor form, as
> there is no indication to the non-AT user that the image is a link —
> semantically, it is marked up as a figure, in fact. If the goal is to link to
> something, best practices should make it clear what is being linked.
> Furthermore, hiding non-obvious information such as the reason that the image
> is applicable (that is has anything to do with the poem, for instance) in
> alternative text that is not visible to visual UAs actually leads to a poor
> accessibility experience for users without ATs! We should make sure pages are
> accessible to all.
> This example should be changed to be accessible to all.

from the example text:
"Note a title has been included on the link for sighted mouse users, the title
provides information about the link target."

so the use of the title is not enough in this case?


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