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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 03:38:11 +0200
Message-ID: <abade36f5b8f11325eef88aa77fe4933@10013.local>
To: "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Cc: "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>, public-html@w3.org

2007-08-30 18:21:15 +0200 "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>:

> On 8/30/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:
>> In that sense I'm still not so sure about Gregory's example of a detailed
>> description of a flag (even including its history) in cases where the flag 
>> is only used as an icon indicating a language.
> 
> And the flag example is an intersting case of an alt being more
> precise than the picture. I have no idea of what the flag of Vietnam
> is, but I if I had access to the word (in the alternative), i would
> know which country official language is hidden behind this flag.

It is only more precise for those who don't know that flag ...

Yes, interesting in many ways ... I think many would have put the name of the langugae in the TITLE simply because that can act as a tool tip  and thus be read. While the sensible way would be something like this:

<img src='VietFlag'
     alt='Vietnamese' 
     title='The language of this document'>
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 31 August 2007 01:38:26 UTC

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