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Re: Bobby inaccuracy?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 09:03:21 -0500
Message-ID: <010401c19dcd$649ecdb0$c2f20141@cp286066a>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I am humbled by and agree with this "humble" opinion by someone who has
far more experience and knowledge that I will ever have.
Thanks Chas.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Cc: "'David Poehlman'" <poehlman1@home.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 8:54 AM
Subject: RE: Bobby inaccuracy?

Hi Julian,

in my humble opinion, alt="Sheffield City Council" does everything

The fact that something is a link is indicated by almost every browser,
it is a basic feature of the Web. (There are a couple of development
of obscure browsers that don't identify links, but it is genuinely
to find them. I know of one, among about 50 browsers, and I would be
surprised if anyone else managed to come up with it).

The fact that it is a logo is obvious to people who are looking at it,
but it
really just gives a name (way to identify a concept or object) in
form. In text form that is achieved by the name "Sheffield City
Council". You
might want to use title="Sheffield City Council Logo" - that's what this
object in the page is.

You might even want to describe the logo via a longdesc. Then i can use
to get at the description when I am using it in speech mode, and
might recognise the thing that was described, when I am browsing in
mode, or be able to describe it to someone looking in a book of council
logos. Or I might not bother - it might be clear enough anyway.



On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:

  Aaahhhh, now it's all crystal.

  Why does the word logo carry no meaning? Most people, sighted or not,
  what a logo is. I actually thought that
  alt="Sheffield City Council Logo -  hyperlink to Sheffield City
Council home
  page" was good because it a) gave an indication of the purpose of the
  itself and b) gave an indication of it's function as a link.

  Would, IYHO, alt="link to Sheffield City Council home page" be better?

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