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RE: Tool Tip behavior

From: <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 11:00:59 -0600
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <8525688E.005E1ED1.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>

Gregory wrote:
why?  the important piece of information to be conveyed here is the
destination of the hyperlink, not the actual content of the graphic --
that's what LONGDESC is for...  what would i gain from a hyperlink whose
hyperlink text is "MD TAP logo"?  that is extremely uninformative, from the
point of view of anyone accessing this page using a non-visual user agent,
regardless of their visual acuity...

The visual image link is just as uninformative as alt="MD TAP logo".  So,
are you arguing that BOTH the visual image link and the alt=text should be
more informative?  That's fine, but they are equally accessible and equally
uninformative as is.  Beside improving the visual image and the alt=text to
be equally informative, the author also has the title=attribute and the

Phill Jenkins
Received on Wednesday, 23 February 2000 12:09:36 UTC

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