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Re: UK Government Web Guidelines

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 23:35:00 -0500 (EST)
To: goliver@accease.com
cc: chris@webarchitects.co.uk, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201302334250.20150-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 goliver@accease.com wrote:

> Hi Chris
> Well if my training on the gl working group is working
> <grin>, I think that the phrase is 'this is necessary
> but not sufficient'
> 
> The guideline should read
> 
> 'All images must have an 'alt' attribute and value'
> 
> That is, the word 'important' needs to be removed,
> otherwise the guideline will give the impression that
> alt text is optional.


yeah the problem is "WHO" decides what is important???

Bob

> 
> Cheers
> Graham
> 
> 
> On Wed, 30 January 2002, Chris Croome wrote
> 
> > 
> > Hi
> > 
> > On Tue 29-Jan-2002 at 07:08:09 -0800,
> goliver@accease.com wrote:
> > > 
> > > One alarming extract from the accessibility section
> > > 
> > > 'All important images must have an 'alt' attribute
> and
> > > value'
> > 
> > What's alarming about that?
> > 
> > Chris
> > 
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