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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 11:49:57 -0400
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To: <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <wai-liaison@w3.org>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "Michael\(tm\) Smith" <mike@w3.org>

and further, title and alt serve two different purposes.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
To: "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>; "Maciej Stachowiak" 
<mjs@apple.com>; <public-html@w3.org>; "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>; 
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Subject: Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require 
producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.



James Graham wrote:
> Do typical ATs not support the title attribute for these cases? Maybe it
> would be more effective to get those products fixed rather than trying
> to overload alt to address this set of problems as well.

Yes support is patchy and could be improved, so that is a good point. It
is usually an either or scenario if both the @alt and @title are
present. Not ideal for users who have not clue about these things to go
rooting around in their user preferences (which is the case).

Josh
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 15:50:38 GMT

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