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Re: ALT and TITLE Clarification

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:37:21 +0000
To: WAI WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050110163721.GD9968@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:33:10AM -0500, Chris Ridpath wrote:
> IMG element (not used as an anchor)
> 1) Alt text must be the empty string ("") if image is decorative.
> 2) Alt text must convey the same information as the image. (from guideline
> 1.1 SC 2)
> 3) Alt text must contain any text in the image unless the text is
> decorative. e.g image of blocks on http://www.btyahoo.com/internet (Are
> there any other cases where image text should not be in Alt text?)

This doesn't cover images for which the information can not be
squeezed into an alt attribute (e.g. a large flow chart), but could be
described using longdesc. This should probably be accounted for.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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