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RE: HTML5 Alternative Text, and Google's Jeff Koons

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 09:21:17 -0400
To: <public-html@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "'public html for all'" <list@html4all.org>
Message-ID: <4819c1b4.26e3220a.0484.ffffa09c@mx.google.com>

Speaking about appropriateness of alt for images:
Wonder if anyone has noticed that since the past 4-5 days when one pulls up
www.google.com
There is a new background image for the Google logo after the Sign-in link.
Take a look at the source code snippet for the  alt and title attributes:
... src=/logos/jeffkoons.gif width=242 height=145 border=0 alt="By Jeff
Koons" title="By Jeff Koons">

I was perplexed why JAWS says "By Jeff Koons" when I open up the Google page
since the past few days. 

An example from the wild of what values can be assigned to alt for images!

Sailesh Panchang
Accessibility Services Manager (Web and Software)
Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2008 13:12:55 GMT

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