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Re: Tests 59,

From: <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 07:42:50 -0800
To: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <33577b336435.33643533577b@adobe.com>

> The purpose, (a submit button) is abundantly clear, both 
> explicitly (through the HTML code) and implicitly (its 
> position within the form) so no need to put that in the 
> Alt text.
>
> The Alt text should be the purpose of the form. You
> provided good examples as "search" or "find". Other 
> examples could be "purchase" or "renew license".
>
> I propose modifying test 59 so it reads: "INPUT element 
> with type of "image" must have Alt text that identifies the 
> purpose or function of the form." (This only applies to 
> images that don't have text in them.)


Chris, just for clarification, we aren't asserting that the only 
buttons on a forms are submit buttons, are we ? Only that 
your proposed technique just applies to submit buttons? For 
instance, I have seen forms that contain Reset buttons as well 
as Submit buttons.

Loretta
Received on Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:43:05 GMT

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