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alt text in current WD

From: T. V. Raman <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:59:30 -0800
Message-ID: <14989.52466.525869.595314@raman.almaden.ibm.com>
To: derhoermi@gmx.net (Bjoern Hoehrmann)
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
the text as present meets the purpose of making the page
usable and accessible --which is more important than blindly
following some guideline.
>>>>> "Bjoern" == Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> writes:

    Bjoern> Hi, A quick look at the WD took me to alt texts
    Bjoern> like (from section 2.2):

    Bjoern> | [...] alt="The XForms Model: | A dotted line
    Bjoern> surrounds two boxes labeled [Data Structures]
    Bjoern> and [XForms Extensions].  | The Data Structures
    Bjoern> box contains Structure and Types. The XForms
    Bjoern> Extensions | box contains Constraints,
    Bjoern> Dependencies, Expressions, and Calculations"
    Bjoern> [...]

    Bjoern> This is a longdesc-ription, not alt-ernative
    Bjoern> textual content for the image. Please consult
    Bjoern> some of those WAI papers, that explain the
    Bjoern> purpose of the alt attribute.

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