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RE: Okay, is this better?

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@yuri.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 18:50:51 -0500
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To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I need to understand what the "intent" of the TITLE element description is
first before I'd make that leap. However, I think what we're proposing is a
tiered description level: TITLE - ALT - longdesc

While we're at it, can someone please explain to me why the syntax for the
OBJECT tag that includes an image, specifies the ALT text of that image
without the ALT attribute? (Or at least, that's how the 4.0 spec describes
it). Seems to be an inconsistent use of syntax.

- Mike

At 06:27 PM 3/27/98 -0500, Liam Quinn wrote:
>At 06:18 PM 27/03/98 -0500, Mike Paciello wrote:
>>True, but most of this is contextual in nature. It's really difficult make
>>a hard and fast statement.
>Right, which is why I think it's a mistake to try to treat ALT text as if
>it can be context-free.  I suggest TITLE as a context-free image title and
>ALT as a context-sensitive image replacement.
>Liam Quinn
>Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
>http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
Received on Friday, 27 March 1998 18:50:41 UTC

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