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Re: Add Example Explaining that Alt Text is Dependent Upon the Context

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:35:44 +0100
Message-ID: <46CD8D30.7030508@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Hi,
>   I think it would be good if the spec included a set of examples to 
> explain that the alt text is dependent upon the context in which the 
> image is used, and the purpose it is used for.  So the same image may be 
> used in different locations and have entirely different alt text.
> For example, and picture of a flag, such as the Australian flag, may be
> used in different contexts.
> * As a link to a localised version of a site.
>   <a href="/au"><img src="aus-flag.png" alt="Australia"></a>

If I were a visually disabled visitor to a site, and
I were presented with the single word "Australia" as
ALT text, I cannot help but feel that I would be not
one jot wiser.  Gregory, can you help here ?

** Phil.
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:36:06 UTC

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