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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.

Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 07:30:09 UTC

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