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Re: Alt Text for A Key Part of the Content

From: Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@ramin.com.au>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:08:21 +1000
Message-ID: <46D215F5.4060003@ramin.com.au>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> The spec could possibly also include a requirement for authoring tools 
> to provide a mechanism for the author to provide alt text, perhaps with 
> a reference to the ATAG spec [2].

Context and Help reference to the standard, in authoring tools, is a great idea!

Would there be any IP issues on the text of the standard?

There seems to be a focus on translating text encapsulated in an image into ALT
text, perhaps it would be worth stating that as one application of the ALT Tag.

Is it worth looking into an ALT text microformat/metadata eg. location, artist,
date, photograph, drawing/illustration?

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Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202
Received on Monday, 27 August 2007 00:09:21 UTC

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