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Re: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 15:47:36 +1030
Message-ID: <41B299F0.6030901@kbc.net.au>
To: bkdelong@pobox.com
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

B.K. DeLong wrote:
> I was thinking - is it overly redundant to have both an ALT attribute on 
> an image and a caption under the image? Most users will see the one 
> caption. But wouldn't a screenreader potentially read both? Is there a 
> valid way to associate a caption with an image? Is the table solution 
> more logical in this casE?

I wrote a Perl/MySQL based image gallery system 18 months or so ago.  You can 
see some of the HTML it puts out here:

I know the code's a bit broken, but this may give you an idea.



Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Sunday, 5 December 2004 05:18:30 UTC

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