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RE: Tool Tip behaviour

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 12:31:26 -0500 (EST)
To: pjenkins@us.ibm.com
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0002231227130.18938-100000@tux.w3.org>
Another possibility:

The alt for the image should be "MD TAP" (or spell out the acronym - but
that's a separate question). The title should be "MD TAP logo". The title of
the link element (the <a href...) should be the destination.

There is a question of whether or not that clearly identifies the target of
the link (to use current WCAG language). And a part of that might be whether
the logo alone, if it is not very informative, or obvious in the context,
satisfies the requirement for visual users.

Charles McCN

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000 pjenkins@us.ibm.com wrote:

  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

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