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Re: title inclusion

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 08:46:17 -0800
Message-Id: <a05101006b83550e15725@[]>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@contenu.nu>, WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 6:15 AM -0500 12/6/01, Joe Clark wrote:
>>The idea that alt, title, and longdesc are a hierarchy of information
>>is, in my opinion, confusing and not to spec, specifically when talking
>>about the @title attribute.  @title has a specific definition in HTML,
>>and it's not "intermediate information" when applied to a graphic.
>The "spec" is 
><http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#adef-title> and 
>says "This attribute offers advisory information about the element 
>for which it is set." In other words, anything goes.

Which isn't the say as saying it's step 2 in a hierarchy of info...

>Welcome to reality. That is consistent with all advice on the use of 
>alt. longdesc is also a text equivalent. So how would *you* 
>differentiate them?

I'm still thinking about it.

>That was my one and only attempt to define these terms. I give up. 
>I'll leave the task in the evidently-more-capable hands of others.

The idea that you'd have to actually work _with_ people to be on a working
group still grates on you, doesn't it?


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Thursday, 6 December 2001 12:26:10 UTC

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