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Re: ALT tag limitation

From: rodrigo januário da silva januário <digojanuario@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:05:38 -0300
Message-ID: <44502df30907271105mc3cebaekc877d05ddce59cd2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, wai-eo-editors@w3.org
Hello Shawn,

Thank you so much for your response. This char limitations is really a
concern for me. Let's wait for Michael's advice.

Best regards,
Rodrigo.

2009/7/24 Shawn Henry <shawn@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.
>
> Best,
> ~Shawn
>
>
>
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> Shawn Lawton Henry
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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.
>>
>>
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 18:08:18 GMT

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