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Re: Request for review of alt and alt value for authoring or publishing tools

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:26:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Tomas Caspers <tomas@tomascaspers.de>
Cc: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, wai-xtech@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, HTML4All <list@html4all.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804151926200.3690@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Tomas Caspers wrote:
> 
> Am 15.04.2008 um 20:48 schrieb John Foliot:
> > Any information is better than no information.  It puts the images in a
> > rudimentary context (this is image 4 of 9 on the page).  A non-visual user
> > still may have no idea what the image really is, but can be told that image
> > number 4 at the "photo-upload site" is of their grandchild, and they could
> > then copy the file to a flash drive, and have the photo printed and framed
> > for when visitors come over to visit (just to make the scenario "real").
> 
> The same would be true if the AT involved simply read out the filename, 
> as some of them do in absence of an alt-Attribute.

Indeed the AT itself could read out the "1 of 4" thing -- and at least 
then there would be a reasonably good chance of the numbering being 
correct, which would not be the case if we relied on the author. :-)

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