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ALT text in techniques document

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 00:14:28 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199904190414.AAA13875@login2.fas.harvard.edu>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: dbaron@fas.harvard.edu
There are a number of places in the Web Content Techniques document [1]
where ALT text is less than ideal.  The most serious ones are the
following, but some others could probably be improved:


Section 4.4.1:

alt="Item" should probably be alt="* "

The list right now looks like:

  ItemAudrey
  ItemLaurie
  ItemAlice

when it should look like:

  * Audrey
  * Laurie
  * Alice


Section 4.7.7:

Since there are alternate texts for the image map later, perhaps the
map itself should just have alt=""?


Section 5.3.1:

alt="Example in big red characters" should be replaced by alt="example".
The sentence

  This is an Example in big red characters of what we mean.

is a bit strange, while 

  This is an example of what we mean.

makes much more sense.

David

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS-19990412/

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