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Re: Example 4, image need alt text instead of title

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:12:45 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0911201512m7f691d89k3b946fb99e10e509@mail.gmail.com>
To: bury.rodan@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 5:08 PM,  <bury.rodan@gmail.com> wrote:
> Name: Rodan Bury
> Email: bury.rodan@gmail.com
> Affiliation:
> Document: TD
> Item Number: SCR35
> Part of Item: Examples
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: Example 4, image need alt text instead of title
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> In example n°4, since the input element uses an image, the img element need an alt text, and not a title.
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> <input  type="image"  src="stuff.gif"  title="Do stuff"  onclick="return doStuff();" />
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> Proposed Change:
> replace
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> title="Do stuff"
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> by
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> alt="Do stuff"
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> replace "Note that a title attribute [...]" by "Note that an alt attribute [...]"
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Response from the Working Group
================================
Thank you for catching this. While the code in example 4 is valid and
the value of title will be ready by most assistive technologies, the
example code conflicts with advice elsewhere in our documentation. We
will update the example per your suggestions the next time we publish
the techniques.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 23:13:17 UTC

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