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Re: ALT and TITLE Clarification

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:58:07 +0000
To: WAI WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050110165807.GF9968@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:52:57AM -0500, Chris Ridpath wrote:
> I agree. Alt text should be short and the longdesc used as you described.
> However there has been a lot of resistance to the idea of short Alt text and
> the majority of people in our straw poll have voted this as "optional".

It is impossible to adequately represent some images using alt
text. Take the aforementioned flow chart. That might take several
paragraphs (and might involve markup beyond <p>). This can't be
handled in alt text.

Checkpoints need to be achievable.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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