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Re: text:graphic [3]

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2000 21:04:55 -0400
Message-Id: <Version.32.20001008205240.03fe0f00@pop.iamdigex.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Oh, dear.  Here I go running you 'round the mulberry bush by not being clear.

When I said "here's a thought experiment' I meant 'think how great it would
be if we had something where it is as easy as in GuruNet to query - you
just poke what you are curious about.  And, unlike GuruNet, it could be
tuned to return pictures.

And no, if you are going to install the image library with a program or a
suite of programs, it is not a big deal whether you say c:\foo.bar or

Anne, you mentioned search engines that let you ask for pictures.  Do you
have a favorite?


At 07:14 PM 2000-10-08 +0100, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>Al, I like to heed your advice and normally agree with you, however I tried
>hat at gurunet, no picture as per Anne.
>If I should be using a different link, please be specific if not:
><img src="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Clipart\Popular\Champgne.wmf">
>as its only going to work with win98 is it a really significant issue?
>Most LD users and their carers will have installed applications the standard
>way, and they have very large and well designed graphics libraries.
>To communicate via the web this means providing different online resources
>for each application, and is not universal, however it is practical. It
>probably means having a ghastly page saying "you don't seem to have
>installed such and such a graphics library in their default location. please
>either reinstall or visit... to purchase" however......
>Pages will remain accessible in the rather narrow sense of WAI as alt
>tags(and other coding issues)are not effected.
>I would like to see a variety of fallback positions to allow cross-posting
>and sharing of graphics without requiring installation of complete packages.
>I have been asking for a practical universal solution for 2 years, and
>happily admit it has taken this long to get near defining the problem.
> I've no doubt misunderstood something so please try and elaborate. eg
>perhaps its not practical.
>jonathan chetwynd
>IT teacher (learning difficulty)
>& accessibility consultant
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