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RE: Alt text for URL's

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:16:40 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B7ADDCF@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Andy Budd" <andy@message.uk.com>, "W" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Andy wrote:

<blockquote>
I've got a graphic of the following text.

Cloathing brand of the year. Roadcyclinguk.com

However I imagine a screenreader will mangle the domain name if I use 
it in the alt text. As the image is wrapped in a link to that URL can I 
safely drop the domain name. Alternatively would it be better to spell 
the domain name out like this:

Road cycling U.K. dot com?

</blockquote>

I have a couple of questions:
1. What's "cloathin"?
2. Does the anchor include screen text as well as the graphic? And if it
does contain screen text, does that text duplicate the graphical text?


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Subject: Alt text for URL's



I've got a graphic of the following text.

Cloathing brand of the year. Roadcyclinguk.com

However I imagine a screenreader will mangle the domain name if I use 
it in the alt text. As the image is wrapped in a link to that URL can I 
safely drop the domain name. Alternatively would it be better to spell 
the domain name out like this:

Road cycling U.K. dot com?

Andy Budd

http://www.message.uk.com/
Received on Friday, 11 February 2005 15:16:41 GMT

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