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Re: Proper ALT values for thumbnail images

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 11:06:17 -0500
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To: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>

What ever you do, make sure when they are listed out that they are  
unique in the link text.  I've seen too many, far too many galleries  
with nice text on the page but meaningless drivvel in the links.

Jonnie Apple Seed
With his:
Hands-On Technolog(eye)s

On Feb 20, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Patrick Lauke wrote:

> Randal Rust

> I have a site that I am reviewing that uses photo galleries. Each
> gallery is a collection of thumbnails which are linked to a full-size
> image. Currently, the site has the ALT for each thumbnail read as
> "Link to enlarged image."

> From a fundamental point of view, one could argue that the "link to  
> enlarged
image" should be information associated with the link wrapped around the
thumbnail, rather than the alt of the thumbnail itself. So yes, I'd  
go with
your hunch that it could be the TITLE for A.

Depending on what other information you're providing on the enlarged
view, and whether or not the images in the gallery have a sensible  
titles, you
could probably go for something like

<a href="..." title="View full details and large version of image">
<img src="..." alt="[TITLE OF IMAGE]" />

or similar.

IMHO, of course.

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor / University of Salford
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
Received on Monday, 20 February 2006 16:06:39 UTC

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