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Re: title inclusion

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 13:00:13 -0800
Message-Id: <a0510100bb832e9861dca@[]>
To: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>, WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 1:45 PM -0500 12/4/01, Jo Miller wrote:
>As Al Gilman pointed out recently [1], the presence of a title 
>attribute causes JAWS to ignore the alt attribute completely and 
>read only the title.

Sucks to be JAWS. ;)

>  In practical terms, this would simply mean that if one is including 
>the title attribute for a particular image, one should not count on 
>users being able to hear or see what's in the alt attribute.

This is why server-side tweaking may prove necessary to deal with broken
user agents -- but it's not an argument against including appropriate
human-readable metadata (the @title attribute) in your document.


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Tuesday, 4 December 2001 16:17:42 UTC

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