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Re: null alt-text, surveys, and progress of ERT (was: Re: null alt-text, spacers, etc. etc.)

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:57:59 +0100
Message-Id: <200001121457.PAA28027@zidane.inria.fr>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>

> This seems to be a very contentious issue so perhaps a user survey could
> help to bring consensus. Can we get the survey going soon?

What would be the question(s) on the survey ?
 
> I have a few comments on your technique 1.1.A:

One comment I have is what is our recommendation (if any) for when to
use alt="" ?
 
> On rereading the technique I noticed that we have the suggested maximum
> length of ALT text at 150 characters. I don't think we discussed this max
> and it seems a bit long to me. I suggest we reduce the suggested maximum
> length of ALT text to only 75 characters.

I think 75 is too short. I recently had to describe images in 136
characters.

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