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Re: there are markup options [was: Re: img/alt summary attempt]

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 00:04:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4805265B.2000802@malform.no>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, public html for all <list@html4all.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson 08-04-15 21.09:     
> On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Al Gilman wrote:
>
> The problem is that there are _three_ states, not two:
>
>  1. Image is not important. (alt="")
>  2. Image is important, alternative text is available. (alt="...")
>  3. Image is important, alternative text is not available.
>
> Case 3 is the one we are discussing. Cases 1 and 2 are well understood and 
> nobody is suggesting changing them.
>   

What do you exactly mean by "unavailable"? I ask because In another 
message you said that:

> Ian Hickson wrote:
>   
>> > The only actual solution suggestion I see there is alt="1", alt="2",
>> > etc,  but it is unclear how that would improve accessibility. 
>>     

So, if you see the solution alt=1, alt=2, does that mean that 
alternative text **is** available? Or does it mean that it is unavailable?
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 22:05:09 UTC

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