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RE: Best tools for accessible design?

From: Terry Crowley <tcrowley@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 16:38:59 -0700
Message-ID: <E330C3C8F912D441B11B0550EFA13AB528D6D0@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us'" <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
It's true that you can't specify the alt text for the graphical bullets used
in the theming feature.  Themes can be applied using CSS instead of HTML
formatting - unfortunately this particular feature won't work in Netscape 4
if you do decide to use CSS because of the lack of support for
list-style-image (not to mention all the craziness with respect to resolving
URL's in stylesheets).


-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen Anderson [mailto:kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us]
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:08 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Best tools for accessible design?

Something else that FrontPage doesn't do: when a web site is created
using a FrontPage theme, there is no way for the developer to edit the
generated code and add the alt text for images. This was the subject of
a rather heated "discussion" on one of the FrontPage lists I subscribe
to, just about a year ago.
Some people said it was a bug, others said it wasn't a bug because FP
was working the way it was designed to work. It was said that the web
developer could not modify the generated code with their own alt text
because it is generated code that is rewritten from scratch each time.

It was said by someone that we could suggest that it be considered for a
future release.

Kathleen Anderson
URL OSC: http://www.osc.state.ct.us/
URL ACCESS: http://www.cmac.state.ct.us/access/
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2000 20:14:43 UTC

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