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Re:RE: Lotus Notes/Domino accessability QUESTION

From: John T. Whelan <whelan@physics.utah.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 11:43:05 -0600
Message-Id: <199808151743.LAA24641@einstein.physics.utah.edu>
To: karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov, rich@accessexpressed.net, thatch@us.ibm.com
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, webwatch-l@teleport.com
>The "-" denotes that the section is collapsed, so the available
>actions are either to review the information as provided or to choose
>Enter to expand the section.  The relevant HTML source code for these
>collapsed sections is: <IMG SRC="/icons/collapse.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="- ">
>Conversely, the "+" denotes that the section is expanded, and the
>action to be taken would be to collapse the section.

>Therefore, to address this issue, I believe that the appropriate
>solution would be to have the Notes-to-HTML translation generate an
>ALT="Expand Section" instead of the "-" and an ALT="Collapse Section"
>instead of the "+".  This would address the "meaningful link text"
>rule [to which Al Gilman referred].

	Wouldn't a reasonable compromise be

<A HREF=[whatever] TITLE="Collapse Section">
<IMG SRC="/icons/collapse.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="- ">

assuming that clicking on the images is performed thru an A element?
That way text-based visual users get an intuitive, compact
representation, but the link is labelled with a more descriptive
title.  (I don't know what the behavior of screen readers is when an
image link has both ALT on the IMG and TITLE on the A, but I know
Bobby complains when TITLE is absent for an image link, even if there
is an ALT.)
					John T. Whelan
Received on Saturday, 15 August 1998 13:42:46 UTC

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