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Re: [Bugzilla WCAG Issue 1680] alt text for linked images (1)

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 11:17:56 +0100
Message-ID: <43D20A54.3050106@w3development.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

bugzilla-daemon@webby.trace.wisc.edu wrote:
> http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1680

Loretta added comment:
 > Should be addressed by 2.4.5 technique "Combining adjacent image and
 > text links that point to the same resource"

No, my comment was not about _adjacent_ links, but about one link 
containing _both_ text and image(es).

In the current "Understanding" document 
(<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20051123/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-refs>), 
there are techniques listed for

* Providing useful link text

This is about link text in general.

* Providing alternate text for images used as links.

This is about

   <a href="..."><img src="..." alt="..."></a>

i.e. the image is the only child node of the a element.

* Combining adjacent image and text links that point to the same
   resource.

This is about something like

   <a href="foo"><img src="..." alt="..."></a><a href="foo">text</a>


So please reread my proposal at 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005JulSep/0498.html>.

-- 
Johannes Koch
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