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Re: OBJECT does not allow a long description

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 22:27:39 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 11:59 AM 05/05/98 +1000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>try the following markup
><OBJECT DATA="logo.gif" TYPE="image/gif" TITLE="XYZ Company logo">
>  XYZ Company <A HREF="logo.html" TITLE="Logo description">logo 

LQ::  Sure, but what about my last sentence:

>> When
>> we start mixing an object's description and replacement (as has long been
>> done with IMG's ALT attribute), we make it difficult for user agents to
>> render content without the seams from a visual Web becoming a distraction.

LQ::  I won't use long descriptions if it means that seamless accessibility
becomes impossible.  (This is why I don't use D-links.)

Liam Quinn
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
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