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Re: [html4all] some reflections on @alt usage

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:28:18 +0100
Message-ID: <4815B4D2.8010908@cfit.ie>
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML4All <list@html4all.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Gez Lemon wrote:
> 2008/4/28 Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>:
>>  It should be noted that some of the suggestions outlined by John and
>>  myself were previously raised by Al and discussed on a thread back in
>>  February [1]:
>>  [1] what's machinable [was: Re: ALT issue redux]
>>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2008Feb/0006.html
>>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2008Feb/0008.html
> Just to add to my position on using aria-describedby and
> aria-labelledby in response to Al's original message. I think
> aria-describedby could be considered an appropriate alternative to
> longdesc when the description exists in the same page, but obviously
> not when the description is in another document. I can also see there
> may be some edge-cases when aria-labelledby may be considered a
> suitable replacement for alt. These are edge-cases, as ARIA was
> designed to bridge the accessibility gaps with the current structure
> we have. Providing alt text for images wasn't one of those gaps, as
> there is already a suitable attribute.

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