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

From: Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 19:15:25 +0200
Message-ID: <af2a8eab0708231015n25cd0262q94369d647c60f78@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Thomas Higginbotham" <thomas@thomashigginbotham.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

2007/8/23, Thomas Higginbotham <thomas@thomashigginbotham.com>:
> I believe it to be very relevant. For example, if my sighted friend
> tells me to click the image of the flag with stars and a large, red
> asterisk in the left corner, and the alt text simply says, "Australia",
> I might not have a clue what my friend is talking about. Alt text should
> accurately describe the image to non-sighted users unless the image has
> no purpose other than decoration. Using "Australia" as a tool-tip with
> the title attribute is perfectly fine since that is the purpose of the
> title attribute.

If your sighted friend tells you that, knowing that you can't see the
image, then your friend is very cruel.

Even if you don't have problems with your vision, why would anyone
tell you to click on a picture describing it that way instead of
"click on the australian flag" "yeah, you know, the third one" ?
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 17:15:29 UTC

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