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Re: Accessible counter

From: Carmen Marincu <marincuc@eeng.dcu.ie>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 20:46:52 +0100
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>As I understood is better to have the ALT text generated automatically. 
>And even better to have the graphical number (of the counter) composed of 
>graphics of each digit and than you can have
>
><img alt="3" src="three.gif"> <img alt="5" src="five.gif">.
>
>In the worse case (since most of the cunters are written in Java and  they 
>are very difficult  if not even impossible to be made accessible) you 
>could use alt="Hitcounter". No ofence but in most of the cases the users 
>don't really benefit from the fact that they know that they are "the 
>visitor number 34".
>
>I found  Joe Clark's book "Building Accessible Web Sites" very usefull 
>(examples and everything you need) regarding the issue of how to make you 
>web site as accessible as possible.
>
>Hope it helps
>Carmen
>
>
>At 19:36 24/04/03, you wrote:
>
>>I have an interesting question concerning counters. On a counter that 
>>projects the number of hits as an image normally you would put an alt 
>>text in the markup that says counter right? How do you make the alt text 
>>reflect the actual number, though instead of just saying there is a 
>>counter there. It has to be a sort of dynamic alt text right? So what is 
>>the code to say this is a counter, number of hits = . . . . If anyone has 
>>dealt with this before please explain.
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