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RE: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: Francois Jordaan <Francois.Jordaan@wheel.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:06:03 -0000
Message-ID: <DB5599985CAE3C4B82D1A47B8DEA8D82128E44@virgo.intranet.wheel.co.uk>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'B.K. DeLong'" <bkdelong@pobox.com>
> OK...so no thoughts. I figured out the CSS. Could I get some 
> thoughts and 
> comments about the accessibility of this gallery?
> 
> http://bkdelong.mit.edu/browsertests/imagegallery/

Accessibility decisions I agree with:
1. Null ALT text
2. Image and caption contained in same A element
3. List markup

Decisions I'd question:
1. OL instead of UL. Why is this an ordered list? Is the sequence of images
important?
2. Multiple OL elements. Breaking this into several lists makes no sense
semantically, and I assume you've only done so to get the display right. It
should be possible in CSS to achieve the grid layout you want while keeping
all items in the same OL or UL. Let me know if you need help.
3. Font sized in px -- makes it impossible to resize in Internet Explorer.
Use .76em instead of 11px to get the same result, but resizable.

Hope that helps!

francois

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