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(techs) Test 16

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:45:42 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Message-ID: <7208792.1124131542177.JavaMail.root@elwamui-darkeyed.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca


Test 16

On the Status page (http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/checkstatus.html)
This test is listed under:
All tests related to Alt text thst use
IMG element
and clearly states: Not all of these tests have been accepted by the group.

So, I understand the status.

But I just had two points about example 16-4.html

Existing example is

16-4.html Will pass the test. (Image within link is decorative and Alt text is an empty string ("").) 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #16 - Negative</title>
<p><a><img src="star.gif" alt=""/>dogs</a></p>



If this were to "pass the test" then the "<title>OAC Testfile - Check #16 - Negative</title>" should probably be 
"<title>OAC Testfile - Check #16 - Positive</title>"

ISSUE (or really question) 2:

I am probably just wrong here, but, just to be sure..........

Can you have a plain 'a' element as is shown in this example?
"<p><a><img src="star.gif" alt="" />dogs</a></p>". 

I do not recall ever seeing such a thing. But then again, there is quite bit of legitimate stuff out there that I have never seen.


* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea

Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst

U.S. Department of Treasury - Financial Management Service
Information Resources - Standards and Policy
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