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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:54:41 -0000
Message-ID: <012901c19e84$950b4520$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>"Jan Eric Hellbusch":
>Actually, neither NS6 nor Opera 5 (available on my system) will show the
alt
>text of an image  as a tool tip, which is the correct interpretation of
the
>specs.

Can I have a reference for these specs?  This is clearly not covered in
HTML recommendations, it's a UAAG issue, and they don't mandate how
alternative content is made available to a user, they just say it should
be made available, Tooltip is clearly convenient for many, what
accessibility problem does it cause? (Mozilla and Opera cause me problems
by not doing it, that's fine they have ways of showing it, I have
choice.)

>As we have heard from others on this list, the alt text is to replace
>the image, i.e. when the image can't be shown due to the rendering
software
>or when the image can't be found due to incorrect mark up.

And UAAG says its sensible and desirable to allow users to show
alternative content and content simultaneously (which is obvious, the
more representations of a single thing the easier in general it will be
to understand - or by showing the ALT content I might "get" the image and
then learn for the future what other similar images mean.)

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 06:56:27 GMT

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