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Re: ALT and TITLE Clarification

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 14:25:29 -0500
Message-ID: <04bf01c4f4ee$a5a4c7d0$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: <michele@diodati.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> So I think alt texts, if they have to be valid substitutes for images
> (as requested in [1]), should contain the smallest piece of
> information meaningful enough to allow non-visual users to understand
> the content and use it to the best advantage.
>
Yes. Keep alt text to do just that. Use title to describe how the image
functions if it's a button.

> ...why not use longdesc to provide non-visual users with a full
> description of the graphic content?
>
Yes. Use the longdesc for that purpose.

Cheers,
Chris
Received on Friday, 7 January 2005 19:26:37 GMT

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