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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 04:16:01 +0200
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To: public-html@w3.org

At 02:49 +0200 UTC, on 2007-08-31, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> On 2007-08-30 18:06:26 +0200 Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:
>
>> At 05:43 +0200 UTC, on 2007-08-30, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> The HTML5 draft says that TITLE and ALT should be showed in
>>> different ways.
>>> But perhaps is enough to say that they should be showed in different
>>> ways only if the element has both a TITLE and an ALT text?
>>
>> I'd think that would result in inconsistent behaviour, which would
>> hurt usability. [...]
>
> Sander, basically, I agree.
>
> But the draft does seem to convey the meaning that ALT should be
> _presented_. But is that anything near the situation?
>
> When it is not, then it becomes harder for authors to make the right
> textual choices for ALT versus TITLE text.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

Are you talking about whether equivalents are only treated as alternates, or
side by side?


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Sander Tekelenburg
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Received on Friday, 31 August 2007 02:23:14 GMT

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