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RE: alt for applets

From: David M Clark <dclark@halftheplanet.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 12:17:38 -0500
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBKFCIMINNPJHJJJBGEEIDENAA.dclark@halftheplanet.com>

The way I understand it is somewhat analogous to d-tag/longdesc. The content
may, in fact, be elsewhere in the doc, but the only way to verify 1-to-1
correspondence is by having it an alt.


David M. Clark
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Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 9:35 PM
To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
Subject: alt for applets

Reading through the current draft of the ERT (since that's all that is
available) iI noticed that it requires "alt" for applet even when there is
alternative content provided as content for the element. I'm not sure this
a good requirement.

What do people think?


Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134
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