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RE: [wcag2] Layout tables

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 21:03:54 -0500 (CDT)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0404212100340.4131-100000@socrates.scdns.net>

>  For example, it's at least possible to use DIVs to arrange
> images in an order such that the alt text makes sense when spoken b a
> screen reader, while those same images are displayed in a different way
> that makes more sense to the eye.

I don't know how that's possible when alt text resides in the <img> 
element. It isn't free-floating text.

In the following impossible example, the words "Explanation of picture" 
are the alt text.

<div id="navbar">
<p>Explanation of picture</p>

<div id="content">
[page of text]

<div id="footer">
<img src="picture.jpg">

That's just not how valid HTML works.

> I don't say this is easy or that it would (or should) be common;just
> that it's possible.

Sadly, no.

Loved the double top-posting.


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Received on Wednesday, 21 April 2004 22:04:00 UTC

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