# 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>


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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