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Re: APPLET alternative content

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 14:38:22 -0500
Message-Id: <199806181941.OAA17242@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Good point.  Will update the guidelines.
Jon

At 01:32 PM 6/18/98 -0400, Liam Quinn wrote:
>The current UA Working Draft states that 'In the case of the APPLET
>element, the values of the "alt" or "title" attributes (in order of
>preference) should be used.' [1]  Why not use the content of the APPLET
>element first, since it is not limited to plain text (as with "alt" and
>"title")?
>
>(From an author's point of view, the "alt" attribute is useless on APPLET
>since all browsers except HotJava make the sensible choice to use the
>content of the APPLET element as an alternative to the applet.)
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-WAI-USERAGENT/#Alt-apps
>
>-- 
>Liam Quinn
> 
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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