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RE: D-links (was Conformance Testing Proposal)

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 21:46:38 -0500 (CDT)
To: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Cc: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0404072142290.24407-100000@socrates.scdns.net>

> Sorry, Joe, just went to the first of the sites you listed and I don't
> get it.  What would prevent the person who owns that page from providing
> a meaningful text link to text that describes the images? 

I'll rephrase your question to something that actually makes sense: What 
would prevent the person who owns the page from using longdesc?

> On the second site you listed, again there's nothing to prevent
> providing a meaningful text link to a description.  The images have alt
> attributes, but they're not really valid: each <img> is a link, and you
> can't put null alt on a graphical link.

Pffft. Of course you can. All we need is a warning somewhere that the 
links lead to thumbnails, or simple title attributes.


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