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RE: alt for applets

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 12:25:09 -0500 (EST)
To: David M Clark <dclark@halftheplanet.com>
cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0002231223270.18938-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't think so. The situation I am thinking of is

<applet class="something" ...>
  Some useful text tht can be rendered when the applet doesn't appear
</applet>

not the situtation where the stuff is somewhere else (on that account I agree
with you)

cheers

Charles

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, David M Clark wrote:

  Charles,
  
  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.
  
  dc
  
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  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
  is
  a good requirement.
  
  What do people think?
  
  Chaals
  
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