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RE: Issue #1305

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 08:54:18 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B50438B@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <bugzilla@webby.trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

<blockquote>

  Test 15 - ALT text for images used as links must describe the link
destination
    -> http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1305
</blockquote>

I propose something along the following lines:
<proposed>
ALT text for images used as links must identify the link destination
using one or more words
</proposed>

Rationale:
"must describe" might seem to encourage verbose *descriptions* of pages
(The home page, which contains a wealth of information and links to
great resources yatta yatta yatta) instead of short words and or phrases
that help users find the content they're looking for.

John
Received on Saturday, 11 December 2004 14:54:39 GMT

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