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Re: Identifying D-links with "rel"

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 09:58:29 +0200
Message-Id: <199806090758.JAA07182@www47.inria.fr>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

> Think of an embedded logo, say the one at the beginning of
> <http://www.htmlhelp.com/>.  This image has alternative text, "The Web
> Design Group", to communicate the information contained in the object.  The
> image could also be given a title, "Web Design Group Logo", which acts as a
> short description in this (and most) cases.  The image might also have a
> long description:  "The Web Design Group's logo shows the letters W, D, and
> G in black next to a picture of the Earth..."

What's wrong with:

<OBJECT title="Web Design Group Logo" data=wdg.gif>
  The Web Design Group. <A href=wdg.htm rel=dlink>D</A>
</OBJECT>

> Different users may want some or all of this information, but we should not
> force it on everyone.  The non-visual user who treats the Web as a
> non-visual medium would probably prefer simply the alternative text.  We
> need LONGDESC on OBJECT to allow for this level of granularity.

To get more specific, we could also advocate using

<OBJECT title="Web Design Group Logo" data=wdg.gif>
<PARAM name="longdesc" value="wdg.htm">
  The Web Design Group
</OBJECT>

But I don't think we need a new attribute on OBJECT.
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 1998 03:58:22 GMT

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