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RE: ALT and TITLE text

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 14:54:45 -0600
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To: HTML Guidelines Working Group <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Response made with JRG:
>That would mean that when the first page is loaded (the one that contains
>the link to the second page) a fetch would have to be made to all the pages
>referenced to pull the TITLE out.  Bad on performance.

JRG: This could be an option in the browser, but an author or authoring
tool could use just look at the title in the header of a URL (either
electronically or with a browser) and insert the title text in the TITLE
attribute of the ANCHOR element.  People were discussing simple usage
strategies for TITLE, ALT and LONGDESC.  This seemed to be one option that
I thought would be good for the TITLE attribute.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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