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Okay, I'm stuck here.

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:58:56 +0100
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <ie-web-accessibility@netsoc.tcd.ie>
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Here's a situation I've come across a few times and I can't think of
a way to make it work well for users who aren't using images.

You have a piece of text, and with that text is an image, and with
that image is a caption. The image adds "value" or comprehension to
the text, and the caption does the same for the image.

Now I can happily lose the image and alt="" is acceptable, but I'm
left with the caption, which is now confusing since it makes no sense
outside of the context of the image.

One possible solution is to make the caption an image, so it is
invisible to users who don't use graphics (alt="") but this wouldn't
be good for people who need a particular font-size (also generating
graphics on the fly is a pain).

Any solutions?

Jon Hanna

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