W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > April to June 1999

Re: simple & understandable

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 18:19:02 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990624181225.0164f160@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Cc: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 05:35 PM 6/24/1999 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>At 12:41 PM 6/24/1999 -0700, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>>This should be stored in a separate file and referenced from the main
>>page with both a LONGDESC attribute on the image and a little "d" or
>>"D" [lowercase or uppercase] that also serves as a link to the same
>>page.  The individual descriptions above should also contain hyperlinks
>>to the sections of the site as they are described.

>Yes, this helps! I can put the description in a text file on the site. Can
>you put the above instructions into html code for me? I don't understand
>how to do it from the above directions. Sorry.

Put the description in some file name, call it navgraph_longdesc.html
(or call it fred.html, I don't care *grin*).

Then after the image insert the following:

<A HREF="navgraph_longdesc.html" TITLE="Long description for this image"
  >d</A>

In the image tag itself, add a LONGDESC attribute.  Here is your
current IMG tag:

<img width="687" height="273" border="0"
src="file:///C:/My%20Documents/ESF/New-Web/img0.gif" alt="Graphical
presentation of links available in full text in the next screen."
usemap="#FrontPageMap0">

The reason it can't be displayed is because it is referring to an
image on your hard drive, not on the web page!  Also, the ALT text
could be changed to something different.  Here is a better take
on the IMG tag:

<IMG SRC="img0.gif"
     WIDTH="687"
     HEIGHT="273"
     BORDER="0"
     ALT="Text links available below"
     USEMAP="#FrontPageMap0"
     LONGDESC="navgraph_longdesc.html">


--
Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Thursday, 24 June 1999 21:24:58 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:44 GMT