W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-au@w3.org > January to March 1999

My response to Microsoft

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@naw.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:58:33 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19990126135711.0257b400@pop.ultranet.com>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Chuck Opperman asked for my input and here's how I responded....my
understanding of the AU guidelines may be a little shaky...please correct
me if I'm wrong:

Here's an idea. The current Authoring Tool guidelines state that an
Authoring Tool should not insert default text into the ALT attribute but
should insert a null string by default. How about having FrontPage prompt
the user to enter ALT attribute text with a dialog box and have the dialog
box give them radio button options of 1) keeping it blank, 2) Inserting the
Filename of the graphic without the extension, (ie if it's search.gif
insert Search), or 3) Insert new text and have an input box for them to
input the text. This gets around the problem of not adding a default as per
the AU guidelines but guarentees all images will have ALT attributes.

B.K. DeLong                  360 Huntington Ave.
Director                         Suite 140CSC-305
New England Chapter     Boston, MA 02115
World Organization        (617) 247-3753
of Webmasters

Received on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 13:59:28 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:39:42 UTC