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Re: ALT and TITLE Clarification

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:54:22 -0500
Message-ID: <022c01c4f7fe$337efa50$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Cc: "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>

Thanks for your comments. Listed below are the HTML tests that relate to our
discussions:

IMG element (not used as an anchor)
1) Alt text must be the empty string ("") if image is decorative.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test16.html

2) Alt text must convey the same information as the image.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test178.html

3) Alt text must contain any text in the image unless the text is
decorative or redundant
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test11.html


IMG element (used within an anchor)
1) Alt text must be the empty string ("") if image is decorative.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test16.html

2) Alt text must identify the purpose or function of the image.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test15.html

3) Alt text must contain any text in the image unless the text is
decorative or redundant.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test11.html


INPUT element (with TYPE of "image")
1) Alt text must identify the purpose or function of the image
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test59.html

2) Alt text must contain any text in the image unless the text is
decorative or redundant.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test193.html


AREA element
1) Alt text must identify the purpose or function of the image.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test65.html

2) Alt text must contain any text in the image unless the text is
decorative.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test194.html

Is this getting closer to your view of Alt text?

Cheers,
Chris
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