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Re: ALT text in Introduction to WD-WAI-PAGEAUTH

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 16:41:46 -0500
Message-ID: <36EADB9A.6F91BE00@w3.org>
To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
CC: WAI Markup Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Jason White wrote:
> As Gregg mentioned in a different context, the text only performs the
> function of the graphic so far as is possible. For instance, a description
> of a painting would probably not produce an equivalent experience to that
> of an aesthetic encounter with the painting itself; and the same can be
> said, mutatis mutandis, of music and certain other types of auditory
> content.


We'll add a statement to that effect - there are limits
to equivalence - in the definition of textual equivalent.

 - Ian

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
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Received on Saturday, 13 March 1999 16:40:54 UTC

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