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Re: Guideline 1 in The evaluation techniques document

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 10:48:13 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19990624104807.0110213c@pop3.concentric.net>
To: dd@w3.org
Cc: "webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net" <webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net>, "w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>

>An smart UA could completely drop the ALT="" image link, after
>checking that the A href for the img is the same as some other very
>close textual A.

I like the idea of a smart UA surpressing a picture link that's near and
equal URL-wise to a text link, but couldn't it do that more generally, even
if ALT is not ""  ?  User configurable of course.  ACtually, this is a
potential ER repair tool feature idea which, like all repair tool features,
would have use in the user interface

As for associating a specific behavior with ALT="", we could try to
establish that convention, but I think it would be better to use Aural CSS,
with the Speaking property set to "none".

cf.

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/aural.html#speaking-props

Yes, it would take longer for this to come to pass, but it would take a
long time to promote specific meaning for "" vs " "

By the way, what about "    "  or
"
"
Would they be semantically the same as " "

Len
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