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Re: What instead of click here?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 09:08:35 -0400
Message-ID: <001901c150c3$81772b00$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
to add to my previous note:  the complete sentence should be part of the

As to the second question:
This depends on several things.  If the contents are to be printable,
you might need something that with images off would yeild the same
meaning.  "--" would do nicely here.  As an alternative, and I might be
stepping on tender ground here, html has mark up for lists that provide
both those who see images and those who do not load images with the same
functionality.  I'd recommend that usage unless there is a prohibiting

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 7:41 AM
Subject: What instead of click here?

Dear fellow listers,
I am under the impression that the 'Click Here' text that often appears
on alt tags is a big no-no. However, if within text the following were
to appear:

Please click here if you want to ask Michel a question. (where the here
part is a clickable link)
Would this constitute a no-no in the same way as the alt tag wording
does, or is everyone happy that this type of copy is okay on a site?
Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.
If anyone out there does not like this type of wording on a website,
what would you suggest as an alternative. I know I am a copywriter, but
I want to get this right!
Secondly, relating to the verbose alt tags that were documented a while
back with relation to a zoo site, for bullet points in a list, is it
permissible to make the alt tags blank rather than repeating constantly,
"bullet point"?
Many thanks in advance.

Simon White
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