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Re: The alt="" attribute

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:31:29 +0100
Message-ID: <48B502D1.6060303@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org



Ian Hickson wrote:

 >> I see no problem with providing ALT text for any of these ("The new
 >> lecture theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London (UK), seen from
 >> outside the Computer Centre, 10:20 on Sunday 24th February 2008"; "A
 >> graphical image of the Julia set for f_c, c=(φ−2)+(φ−1), i
 >> =-0.4+0.6i"; "The northbound carriageway at 1767 Sacramento Street,
 >> Albuquerque, New Mexico : 12:47 on Thursday 14th April 2007").
 >
 > Those are captions, not replacement text. They'd make horrible
 > replacement text.

I would be interested in the views of those dependent
on AT as to whether these are suitable for ALT text
or not.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 07:30:09 GMT

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