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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:09:15 -0000
Message-ID: <006101c19e75$df1bfc40$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
<kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
> Rebecca wrote:
> > So I get requests to put long, descriptive alt text on images used as
> > links - even those for navigation! :(
>
> You can (and possibly "should") use JavaScript and/or CSS to pop up
> tooltip text on mouseovers. Alt should never be used for tooltips;
> the two are completely different types of information.

Yet having ALT available on tooltip is invaluable to me, and it is
encouraged by UAAG (in the "allow alternative content to be displayed
simultaneously with the content so as to aid understanding.)

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 05:10:59 GMT

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