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Re: alt text

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 17:57:18 +0100
Cc: "Suzanne Stokes" <Suzanne.Stokes@port.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Isofarro" <w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net>
Message-Id: <CEB9487C-7675-11D7-BB2E-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

well my guess is that google goofed as well, and "These terms only 
appear in links pointing to this page:"
means that "These terms only appear in the alt content of linked images 
on this page:"

unless you can show differently, I don't believe soap is used anywhere 
on our site, and it certainly is not intentionally linked to these 
pages in any case, and it would require some sort of weird robot to 
search for alt content, and then set up links to pages with that 
content, which may indeed be what google does....


On Thursday, April 24, 2003, at 05:15 PM, Isofarro wrote:

> From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: alt text
>> It is relatively easy to find out that google does use alt text, I 
>> just
>> goofed !!! no surprise there then.
>> either use the url* or
>> type soap here http://www.learningdifferently.com/ and the result will
>> reveal a page that only has soap in the alt
> On the google results page, click on the cache link, and it says at 
> the top:
> "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page:
> <strong>soap</strong>"
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2003 12:54:16 UTC

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