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Re: Comments on WAI guidelines

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 17:46:12 -0500
Message-Id: <199809092251.RAA31433@trace.wisc.edu>
To: "John T. Whelan" <whelan@physics.utah.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 03:58 PM 9/9/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Technique A.1.6
><http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wai-gl-techniques-19980908.html#avoid-ascii-art>
>says:
>
>>However, if ascii art must be used, mark it up as such:
>>
>>Example. 
>>
>><SPAN class="smile" title="smiley in ascii art">:-)</SPAN>
>>
>>End example.
>
>	The problem is that there is no ALT attribute defined for SPAN
>in the HTML4.0 spec, so this example violates guideline C.4.1.  I
>suppose a long-term solution for someone who wants to create ASCII art
>for text users (for example if they can't or don't want to generate an
>image) with alternate content for blind users would be something like
>
"title" is a valid attribute on SPAN.

><OBJECT DATA="cow.txt" TYPE="text/x-ascii-art" TITLE="drawing of a cow">
>Cow
></OBJECT>
>
yes, this is another interesting way to do this.

>Recommendation A.2
><http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WD-WAI-PAGEAUTH#A2>
>Technique 1 says:
>
>>     Until most browsers support "longdesc", also use d-links (or invisible
>>      d-links). [Priority 1] 
>
>	What's an invisible d-link?  The Techiques document
><http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wai-gl-techniques-19980908.html#img-dlink>
>only defines a d-link, not an invisible one.
>
oops.  we'll add a definition.

thanks for your comments,
--w
Received on Wednesday, 9 September 1998 18:50:53 GMT

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