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Re: ALT tag limitation

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:57:11 -0500
Message-ID: <4A6A2E37.3060502@w3.org>
To: rodrigo januário da silva januário <digojanuario@gmail.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
CC: wai-eo-editors@w3.org
Hi Rodrigo,

I do not know of a specific character limit of alt in WCAG 2.0.

I'm CCing Michael Cooper, WCAG 2.0 editor, in case he does.


Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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rodrigo januário da silva januário wrote:
> Greetings W3C team,
> I am working on accessibility and I would like to solve a minor question 
> about WCAG 2.0. I am doing a deep investigation on screen readers and I 
> have contacted my peer in Freedom Scientific for JAWS questions and he 
> told me W3C recommends ALT text shorten than 255 chars. However, my peer 
> does not have the exact location of the information in the WC3's site. I 
> also have done a search in WCAG pages and didn't find anything about 
> this limitation.
> I know alt tag should be as brief as possible, but I would like to know 
> how many chars would be considered as a violation for WCAG 2.0. Would 
> you mind to help me on this?
> Thanks in advanced,
> Best regards,
> Rodrigo.
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