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alt title and links

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 13:37:59 +0100
Message-ID: <002e01c12719$72daeba0$828c7bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt",
"longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical
representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations
(e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames,
scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds
(played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio
tracks of video, and video.

This does not mention links.

If it is the case that alt should describe the image and title the link, do
we need to state this?
if title is not appropriate for a description of the link, where should the
link description be?

thanks, I am just getting back to work, installed jaws and gave myself a
rude awakening.

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
on the web"
Received on Friday, 17 August 2001 09:00:43 UTC

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