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

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:15:35 -0500
Message-ID: <00ff01bf5d0f$e0637410$b040968e@ic.utoronto.ca>
To: <dd@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
> I think 75 is too short. I recently had to describe images in 136
> characters.
>
Perhaps a set limit won't work. Can we suggest in our technique that the
prompt for ALT text should include something like "Alt text should be
brief"?

Chris


----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
To: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>; Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: null alt-text, surveys, and progress of ERT (was: Re: null
alt-text, spacers, etc. etc.)


>
> > 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.
>
> This sentense above was 76 characters.
>
>
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