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

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:12:19 +0200
Message-ID: <430B3CD3.60801@w3development.de>
To: 'WAI-GL' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Jim Thatcher wrote:

> I frequently urge clients to use alt="" (empty alt text) on images within
> anchor tags which are accompanied with text also in the anchor tag. The
> probability of error here is exactly the same as an image link with alt text
> - the text might be inadequate. It seems to me this that this is a necessary
> pass (alt="" in anchor including text).

Yes, that's why I wrote

   If the link text (or button text) is clear without alternative text
   for the image/applet/object, the image's/applet's alt attribute (the
   object's text alternative) may be empty.

Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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