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Re: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 07:59:28 -0500
Message-ID: <001b01c4daca$4253be90$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>, <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I'm not certain, but if the images are links, alt will probably be the only 
value expressed by a screen reader through tabbing.  Without links, either 
way, we have to crawl the page.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>
To: <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

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 
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 13:00:02 UTC

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