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RE: [techs] test 178 was Table Summary Tests (111, 112, 113, 114, 203)

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <giansw@ifocus.com.au>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:51:25 +1000
Message-ID: <BB5079183D9A3844A4D8C51168F3872D3C17D6@SAPPORO.ifocus.com.au>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I have had a look at the tests and yes I would be interested in
reopening discussion.  I am not exactly clear on what the image was in
Joe's example - am assuming an image of the text "Ian" - if so, I do
believe that it should have a null ALT text.

Cheers,
Gian
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Sent: Thursday, 18 August 2005 11:16 PM
To: Joe Clark; WAI-GL
Subject: Re: [techs] test 178 was Table Summary Tests (111, 112, 113,
114, 203)


> ...alt="" is just fine if immediately-preceding
>  or -following text describes the image, for example.
>
> <http://joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/Chapter06.html#h2-4840>
>

This was discussed at length regarding test 178:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test178.html

The group decided that even in your example the image would require alt
text 
that conveys the same information as the image.

All the tests are subject to revision but is anyone interested in
reopening 
this discussion?

Chris 
Received on Tuesday, 23 August 2005 02:51:27 GMT

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