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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 12:28:06 -0500
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To: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

The operator here though is the tag so if something is tagged, the tag 
should e honored.  For instance, if the converse were true, tagged images 
would speak the image data like file name + the tag and we wouldn't want 
that.

Johnnie Apple Seed

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From: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 12:02 PM
Subject: RE: Alt is not a description (was Re: when to use longdesc for 
images)



> From: david poehlman

> I would think that in a valid world, jaws
> should ignore null alt no matter what you set the verbosity
> of html images to be.

Well, in this case I'd actually say "not necessarily": if the user
explicitly set JAWS to announce images, no matter what, then the
AT should comply with the user's wishes (as long as, by default, it
acts "as expected" and silently skips over images with null alt).

Interesting stuff...

Patrick
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