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Re: Two links (Image and Text) side by side - was Re: Another question about JAWS 4.01 rendering

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:00:08 -0500
Message-Id: <200202212359.SAA127647@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: goliver@accease.com, jm.damour@camo.qc.ca
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 04:05 PM 2002-02-21 , goliver@accease.com wrote:
>However, perhaps a better solution would need to be
>found?
>

I think we should.

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Al

>Hi Jean-Marie
>I confirmed this behaviour when the *image is a link*.
>
>This has interesting consequences for the sort of
>design where there are two links side by side to the
>same place (an image link and a text link),to aid
>people who may prefer image navigation.
>
>I think the IBM site (as an example) chose to have
>alt="" for the image in order not to have the same link
>text read out twice in a row.
>However, perhaps a better solution would need to be
>found?
>
>I don't like using alt = " " on an image as a link
>because when you mouseover you get a little box, which
>can be confusing!
>
>For clarification when the image is *not* a link alt=""
>does *not* read the name of the image.
>
>Cheers
>Graham
>
>On Mon, 18 February 2002, jm.damour@camo.qc.ca wrote
>
>> 
>> 
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> In JAWS 4.01, for an image with a null alt text
>(alt=""), JAWS read the name
>> of the image. If  alt is alt=" ", JAWS don't read the
>name.
>> 
>> I think it is a result wich can surprise many Web
>designers.
>> 
>> Jean-Marie D'Amour, M.Ed.
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