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H36: Using alt attributes on images used as submit buttons

From: Christophe Strobbe (on behalf of BenToWeb) <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 21:14:32 +0100
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This comment and the following ones result from work in the BenToWeb 
project (http://www.bentoweb.org/).

When we developed test case sc1.1.1_l1_240 [1], we discovered that 
the test procedure defines no requirements for the alt text. The 
description states: "This label indicates the button's function, but 
does not attempt to describe the image." However, the test procedure 
only checks for the presence of the alt attribute.


* Add a second step: "Check that the alt attribute indicates the 
button's function."

* Update the expected results: "#1 and #2 are true".

(This comment was previously submitted at 

[1] http://bentoweb.org/ts/XHTML1_TestSuite3/metadata/sc1.1.1_l1_240

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
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