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RE: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 21:12:41 -0500
Message-Id: <5.2.1.1.2.20041205211206.023d0008@mail.brain-stream.com>
To: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, "'david poehlman'" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 08:46 PM 12/5/2004 -0500, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

> > caption and alt serve two different purposes, caption is more
> > like title.
> > alt is replacement.
>
>B.K. is talking about a caption for the image, not using the HTML caption
>element.
>
>The best way to go is to do what was suggested earlier - make the image and
>the text all part of the same link and make the alt text null.  This reduces
>the overall verbosity of the page and reduces redundant tabbing for keyboard
>and screen reader users.
>
>If you're looking for a way to do the thumbnail images in CSS, Mark Newhouse
>has a good method that he describes at:
>http://realworldstyle.com/thumb_float.html

Thanks, Andrew. I think this will be the way to go.


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