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Re: Alt has to be short ...

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 09:44:29 -0500
Message-ID: <009801c3c3e3$232389f0$6401a8c0@handsontech>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

This is indeed an interesting question.  I am inclined to say that it is too
long.  60 characters is a lot to listen to under some circumstances but i
can see where it might be necessary none the less.  If I take alt as
replacement and not description, I can usually shorten it.  If it is
standing in for a link, it might need to be 60 characters, but then, that is
what link text is for.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "yoan SIMONIAN" <yoan.simonian@snv.jussieu.fr>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:36 AM
Subject: Alt has to be short ...



... but what means short ?
We think short means 60 caracters.
Do you think it's OK ?
Does WAI made clearly a recommendation about that ?

Thanks for your help.

yoan SIMONIAN
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