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Re: Request for site review

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 07:55:17 -0400
Message-ID: <38F70725.30BD162C@clark.net>
To: Marjolein Katsma <access@javawoman.com>
CC: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>, Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>, Web Accessibility Initiative <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The word logo in an alt tag belies the function of alt.

alt is to present an alternative equivalent to, not the function of the
image.
Marjolein Katsma wrote:
> 
> These are two LOGOs - they just happen to consist of letters. The ALT attributes for both actually say they're logos. Both also contain more than just letters (lines).
> 
> I don't see anything wrong with logos that happen to consist of letters - there are many. They're still logo's in the sense they're used as identification: they're there to be recognized, not "read".
> 
> But presenting text that is meant to be _read_ (menus, body text, headers even) in the form of GIFs is another matter.
> 
> IMO, of course.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> At 08:49 2000-04-14 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> >This is one I cannot seem to get my head around.
> >
> >How come the WAI homepage has 2 examples of GIF'd text right at the top of
> >the page?
> >
> >
> >jay@peepo.com
> >
> >special needs teacher
> >web accessibility consultant
> 
> Marjolein Katsma
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