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

From: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 10:02:53 -0400
To: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>,<public-html@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "'public html for all'" <list@html4all.org>
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Knowing what little I do of Jeff Koons' involvement in somewhat 
whacky and sometimes controversial matters (e.g. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_v._Koons ) I suspected mischief 
was afoot, but it just looks like Google is advertising a new service 
allowing folks to customize.

David
At 09:22 AM 5/1/2008, David Poehlman wrote:

>and the page it links too is really wild:
>http://www.google.com/help/ig/art/index.html#name=koons
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
>To: <public-html@w3.org>; "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>; "'public
>html for all'" <list@html4all.org>
>Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:21 AM
>Subject: RE: HTML5 Alternative Text, and Google's Jeff Koons
>
>
>
>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
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