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RE: alt for applets

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 12:38:00 -0500 (EST)
To: David M Clark <dclark@halftheplanet.com>
cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0002231236070.18938-100000@tux.w3.org>
But both a legacy browser that doesn't recognise the applet element, and
one that does but has applets turned off, will render the text between the
applet and the /applet tags (unless it is a really broken one).

Cheers

Charles

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, David M Clark wrote:

  Yes, I am too...
  
  As I remember the issue, there are two scenarios:
  
  1. modern browsers who know the APPLET tag and therefore can render the ALT
  appropriately
  2. legacy browsers who do not recognize the APPLET tag at all
  
  dc
  
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
  Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 12:25 PM
  To: David M Clark
  Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org; WAI GL
  Subject: RE: alt for applets
  
  I don't think so. The situation I am thinking of is
  
  <applet class="something" ...>
    Some useful text tht can be rendered when the applet doesn't appear
  </applet>
  
  not the situtation where the stuff is somewhere else (on that account I
  agree
  with you)
  
  cheers
  
  Charles
  
  On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, David M Clark wrote:
  
    Charles,
  
    The way I understand it is somewhat analogous to d-tag/longdesc. The
  content
    may, in fact, be elsewhere in the doc, but the only way to verify 1-to-1
    correspondence is by having it an alt.
  
    dc
  
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    To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
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    Subject: alt for applets
  
    Reading through the current draft of the ERT (since that's all that is
    available) iI noticed that it requires "alt" for applet even when there is
    alternative content provided as content for the element. I'm not sure this
    is
    a good requirement.
  
    What do people think?
  
    Chaals
  
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