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Re: Alternative text for Java Applets

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:37:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0209161936270.16399-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Jim Thatcher wrote:

> The shimmering water at the top left of
> http://www.african-americanshakes.org/ could have null alt text (alt="") or
> alt="shimmering water" or anything else you want - this puzzle is not about
> the quality of the alt text.
> 
> That shimmering water is produced by a Java applet - pretty neat. I can
> place either of those examples of alt text on the applet, and at least Home
> Page Reader treats it correctly, ignoring the applet in the first case and
> rendering (Java Applet: shimmering water) in the second. I have not tested
> with screen readers.

so I just visited the site using Lynx and it loaded and ran rather well,
although I did not get the "shimmering water" caption all I got was the
infamous [inline]

Bob


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