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Re: alt to text

From: Marti <marti@agassa.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 19:44:12 -0400
Message-ID: <002101c0d42a$f4dccd40$a3d6db3f@cais.net>
To: "Adam Victor Reed" <areed2@calstatela.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Anne Pemberton" <apembert@erols.com>
# 1 problem with alt text, as it stands, no alt text on graphics used as
links.
       (this is frequently found in navigation bars)
# 2 Excessive alt text that does not contribute to the
usefulness/understanding of the page. (file name and size, the word spacer
etc)
# 3 excessive information on #1, like a description of the navigation bar
(here is a magnifying glass you can click on it to search) - no kidding, I
have heard that one!
This is especially nasty when there is no "skip navigation"
# 4 missing alt text on images used to provide essential information (the
instructions on a form that indicate a * means required field placed in a
graphic with no alt text)

Just my 2 cents.
Marti
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2001 19:43:11 GMT

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