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Re: Creative (?) solution for redundant links

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 17:18:05 -0000
Message-ID: <03a201c1c920$bbb93c60$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: "WAI \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
"SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
> Don't like it I'm affraid. From a visually impared point of view I
would
> simply think that the page creator had forgotten to alt tag the image.
There
> is no way for me to know that the two links are actually the same. I
would
> just see the cursor change to a hand indicating a link but no hover
text
> which I rely on when using images as links.

> <img src="image.gif" alt=""
onclick="document.location='newpage.html';">
> <a href="newpage.html">Link Text</a>

This would not cause the cursor to change to a hand in any current
browser/AT I know of, certainly future AT's would hopefully make
available the fact an onclick existed on the image.

document.location is also not an appropriate way of changing location.
location is normally a property of a window object, not a document.

Jim.
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 12:22:14 GMT

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