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Re: mugshots

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 08:59:38 -0500
Message-ID: <00a301c16602$1cb5d190$2cf60141@cp286066a>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Rebecca Cox" <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
As long as it makes sense when read out of context, it's fine.  It would
be tough to provide something meaningful in this context though as the
space is rather small.  Alt is too small.  Long desc is not supported
widely so you are left with some alternatives.  The alt could say
something like "a group..." and the page could go on to fill in the
details or you could as has been suggested provide a page of
descriptions.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rebecca Cox" <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2001 9:55 PM
Subject: mugshots



I'm making a page about a group of people, with small photos of each
person, and wondering if it would be appropriate to try to give as
alt text / longdesc, something equivalent to the information you
would get about each person, from looking at the photos. ie age,
ethnicity, style of dress etc (being polite of course!)

What do people think about this?

Rebecca
Received on Monday, 5 November 2001 08:59:55 GMT

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