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RE: ALTifier

From: Michael Vorburger <mike@vorburger.ch>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 13:28:12 +0100
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000d01be5427$a90223a0$3148b280@lithpc10.epfl.ch>
> Our version of the alt text
> registry is implemented in the new code.

Are you not using the AltText.txt format anymore? You realized alt_report
writes this as well, and some demo XML as suggested by Al too. I think the
XML is usefull, the details of the format should be discussed soon to have a
common "standard".

> Is it possible to get alt_report to work on an entire directory without
> using the index.html file?

It DOES work on an entire directory, by crawling a site by following links,
but not just scanning any HTML file it finds. Of course, "orphan pages" that
are not linked from anywhere are ignored. The crawling could start with any
filename other than index.html, that's one line to change, I'll make it a
parameter in the next version.

> I've just heard the Microsoft has an Alt text registry program and it's
> build into the new version of their HTML editor, Front Page. I'm trying to
> get a copy to see how it works. Have you seen it yet?

WHAT??? Anybody from the list has details on this? I am VERY interested in
this. I do have FrontPage 2000 Beta Preview here and played with it but
don't remember having seen an ALT text registry included.

Regards,
Michael

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