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Re: Images and alternative text

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 09:46:50 -0700
Message-ID: <18588.30842.103355.703401@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk
Cc: ian@hixie.ch, pjt47@cam.ac.uk, public-html@w3.org

And what's more, you can reliably transform the LaTeX markup to
any number of different alternative representations -- that makes
the LaTeX a far more useful form of alternative information than
any single textual description. I'd definitely want the LaTeX, 

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) writes:
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > Ian Hickson wrote:
 > > On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, Philip Taylor wrote:
 > >>   <img src="..." alt="{x \over y} = {1 \over {y \over x}}">
 > > 
 > > ...would be a horrific alternative text to give a screen reader.
 > > 
 > > I don't think it's equivalent to the image at all. It's the source of a 
 > > program that was used to generate the image, but that's not the same 
 > > thing. 
 > 
 > It /may/ be the source of a program, but far more
 > importantly it is an internationally recognised way
 > of conveying the meaning of the image in a linearised
 > fashion.
 > 
 > (The other) Philip TAYLOR

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