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From: David Balch <david.balch@continuing-education.oxford.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 16:35:57 +0100
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@hackcraft.net]
> Sent: 13 May 2005 13:31
> It's hard to think of a context where "Half a plate of fried noodles, 
> from the viewpoint of someone eating them with chopsticks." would be 
> an appropriate alt text.

The idea with the noodles pic is to put the viewer in the place of someone
eating the noodles, followed by some noodle propaganda in the caption.

Although now you've pointed it out, my alt text it does seem rather poor.
Perhaps "Eating noodles with chopsticks" would better fulfil that function.

> Such descriptions (or even more detailed perhaps) belong in 
> longdesc pages.
> The graph and the diagram of a water molecule are images that 
> could particularly benefit from longdesc pages.

Yeah, I need to check up on browser support of longdesc...

Thanks for your comments,

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