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Re: Lynx and ALT text

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 10:47:46 +0100
Message-Id: <199801210947.KAA22545@www47.inria.fr>
To: "Charles (Chuck) Oppermann" <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

> Daniel below says that this is a browser guideline issue.  Recommending that
> the browsers automatically add it in the visual display would give content
> producers even more reason to not add ALT text to their images.

It's a really a presentation issue, best dealt with CSS and/or browser
presentation setting.

Logically, my markup is:

<IMG src=foo alt=foo>Text

In my page author CSS, I can add a margin between the foo image and Text.

Lynx, since it doesn't understand CSS, should offer a way for the user
to speficy a custom margin (e.g. a space).

So I'm not recommanding that browser automatically add it.
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 1998 04:49:25 GMT

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