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Re: Alt is not a description (was Re: when to use longdesc for images)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 10:54:03 -0500
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To: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I use jaws with graphics in html set to all.  No matter what you do in that 
configuration I'll still see whatever info is provided by internet explorer 
as though it is rendering non alt.  I've never actually seen a null alt that 
should be a null alt but instead should probably be something like a mix of 
characters as in dashes or stars or underlines or heck, ascii art if it is 
short enough <grin>

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:10 AM
Subject: RE: Alt is not a description (was Re: when to use longdesc for 
images)



> From: david poehlman
[...]
> In reality, for some reason, you can also still get the image
> name when
> either alt="" or alt=" " are used.

Isn't that a shortcoming of the user agent and/or assistive
technology? Should it be the page author's responsibility to find
(dis)ingenious solutions to this?

Out of interest, which browser/AT does this happen in?

Patrick
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Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
http://www.salford.ac.uk
Received on Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:54:37 GMT

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