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Re: Another summary of alt="" issues and why the spec says what it says

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:54:27 +0100
Message-ID: <480861C3.4030707@cfit.ie>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, HTML4All group <list@html4all.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "wai-xtech@w3.org WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
>> * A series of photos/descriptions. You will not be able to not if the 
>> description is for the picture below or above. Sometimes this is 
>> conveyed by the layout. When the layout is lost it will be in some cases 
>> hard to associate the right image with the right description.
>> * Another issue is the description being really somewhere else in the 
>> page and not in the linear flow of the text.

I also see the utility in use of aria-describedby and get that it is 
very useful for the above reasons but don't get why a relationship that 
is contiguous or close, or more serial is particularly prone to error??

Answers on a postcard please :-)

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