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Re: [html4all] New issue: IMG section -- metadata embedded in image?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:24:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4806609B.7030400@lachy.id.au>
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Jeff Schiller wrote:
> What is alternative text - is it meant to be a completely neutral
> description of the image or is it a description of the image in the context
> of which it was embedded?

The most suitable alternative text is dependent upon the context and 
purpose of the image.  There's an example in the spec that illustrates 
this.  See the final set of examples in the spec, beginning with the 
sentence "A single image can have different appropriate alternative text 
depending on the context."

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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