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[TESTSUITE] Alt Text

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 16:46:22 -0400
Message-ID: <03c501c491f7$1290ddd0$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

These tests deal with ALT text and are part of the WCAG2 conformance test
suite [10]. They are related to the HTML techniques 10.1 [1], 10.2 [2] and
10.3 [3]

IMG element must have an ALT attribute.[4]
ALT text should be short. [5]
Important images should not have empty ALT text. [6]
Decorative images should have empty ALT text. [7]
ALT text should not be placeholder text. [8]
ALT text must be a meaningful alternative for image. [9]

Comments are appreciated.

Cheers,
Chris


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20040730/#img-alt
[2]
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20040730/#images-as-spacers
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20040730/#alt-text-misuse
[4]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowCheck?check=1&lang=eng&wcag=true
[5]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowCheck?check=3&lang=eng&wcag=true
[6]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowCheck?check=4&lang=eng&wcag=true
[7]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowCheck?check=16&lang=eng&wcag=true
[8]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowCheck?check=6&lang=eng&wcag=true
[9]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowCheck?check=178&lang=eng&wcag=true
[10]
http://tile-cridpath.atrc.utoronto.ca/acheck/servlet/ShowGuide?name=wcag-2-0-aaa.xml&lang=eng&wcag=true
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