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Re: wordsmith?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 16:15:23 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990305161523.00b8b2d0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: love26@gorge.net
Cc: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Agreed.  I have a real problem with that whole thing anyway.

How about:

Only include automatically generated alternative content when
the meaning or function of the described object is known with
certainty.

or maybe:

"...has been identified by the author."

This allows for the author, for example, to select from a set of
"bullet points" that include ALT="*" without having to endure
a prompt for each one, as well as the author being able to check
a box that says:

[X] Always use this textual description for this particular image.

At 04:07 p.m. 03/05/99 -0800, William Loughborough wrote:
>2.3.5 Do not generate description text or insert place-holder text
>except human-authored description text when the meaning or function of
>the described object is known with certainty. 
>
>This could be taken wrongly, i.e. "do not generate...text...when the
>meaning...is known".  I don't think that's what we mean.
>-- 
>Love.
>            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
>http://dicomp.pair.com
>
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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
President, Governing Board Member
HTML Writers Guild <URL:http://www.hwg.org>
Received on Friday, 5 March 1999 19:19:10 GMT

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