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Re: psl align alt tip with WAI quick tip

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:11:24 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200504290611.j3T6BOt03865@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> "Use the alt attribute to describe the function of each visual element"

As someone else pointed out, rather briefly, "describe" is wrong.
What should go into alt is a functional equivalent of the graphic in
the context of the document - it should not, for example, describe 
irrelevant visual detail.  Basically, someone reading only the text
should hardly be aware that there was a graphic there.
Received on Friday, 29 April 2005 19:08:54 UTC

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