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RE: To be or not to be...an alt tag, that is the question

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 11:42:42 +0800
To: <tina@greytower.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c3b94f$82db4930$60b53bcb@harry>

What standard refers to 79 characters.
I have searched for this and can find only preferences of individuals.
There is a big difference to what someone likes and a standard.  
If there is a standard can you please advise me where to find it and the
standard of what standard setting body it is.

Harry Woodrow

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Sent: Monday, 1 December 2003 8:23 PM
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Subject: Re: To be or not to be...an alt tag, that is the question


On  1 Dec, Paul Davis wrote:

> I know, a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, however The
paralympic 
> version of the site (oops!! given the game away) has alt tags or to
all you purists
> alternative attributes, that are of a cryptic one word nature. They
cover the mandate,

  If by using the right name for something, be it an ALT attribute or a
  car wheel, makes me a purist, then I will happily admit to being a
  purist.

  Please consider that communication can be inaccessible too, in
  particular if you refer to a spade as a "implement for producing
  holes".

  May I take this opportunity to, again, remind us all that the standard
  for e-mail messages are 77-79 characters per line ? Thankyou.

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