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RE: Creative (?) solution for redundant links

From: Mike Scott <mscott2@msfw.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 07:52:30 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <3024.64.108.44.82.1015941150.squirrel@tux.msfw.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
JAWS' behavior is user configurable. With it's default settings, JAWS 4+ 
does not read images will null alt text, but does read image links with 
null alt text. (David, have you manually set JAWS to "read all" for images, 
or did you find that your default settings were different than described 
above?)

I wonder if it is a technical issue of the way the alt information is 
revealed to/discovered by JAWS. Maybe it can't technically tell the 
difference between alt that is null because it is set using alt="" (quote-
quote) or null because it hasn't been set at all.

>> > Jaws has a bug that forces the file name of the image to be rendered
>>
>> Surely that is a feature to work round sites which provided null alt
>> text when they should have provided real alt text.
> 
> You could debate whether it's a bug or a design flaw, but given that it
> doesn't provide real alt text either and it b0rks alt text that is
> correctly null I don't see how it could be called a work-around.
Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2002 08:52:33 GMT

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