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RE: Okay, I'm stuck here.

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 19:10:10 -0400
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFB1F93250.97699CB1-ON85256A31.007EA038@raleigh.ibm.com>
Seems that the image and caption are not equivalent, but complimentary.  so
using alt="" is not sufficient.  The alt should replace the image and the
caption should compliment the image alt.  If the alt and the caption are
the same, then one of them is wrong, or I don't understand the question...

Is there a URL example to review?

Jamie wrote:
>...but if the image 'adds "value" or comprehension to
> the text' then surely the image should be described in the alt tag,
> and if necessary, with  D and  Longdesc links, otherwise those not
> viewing the image are missing out on this added value?

Jon wrote:
> ...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. ...

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