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Re: alt to text

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 21:43:52 -0400
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To: "Marti" <marti@agassa.com>, "Adam Victor Reed" <areed2@calstatela.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

	These are more of the sort of thing that should be specified and included
in examples of how to do alt tags properly. 

	#2 is especially troublesome because Bobby forces the web author into one
or the other ...


At 07:44 PM 5/3/01 -0400, Marti wrote:
># 1 problem with alt text, as it stands, no alt text on graphics used as
>       (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
># 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.
Anne Pemberton

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