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Re: WAI card

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 14:44:40 -0500
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To: Alan Cantor <acantor@oise.utoronto.ca>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
At 01:37 PM 2/1/99 -0500, Alan Cantor wrote:

>"Use client-side MAPS and text links for each hotspot."

This last wording implies, to me a least, text links separate from the
image map as opposed to ALT text for each AREA in the MAP.  A previous
version of these guidelines had it as "alternative text" which was
ambiguous enough to cover both the ALT text as well as separate links.  

My personal (minority)opinion, as I've mentioned, is that we should
explictly mention both.  But if we can't have that, I guess the
deliberately ambiguous version would be better.

Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Universal Design Engineer, Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering
Temple University

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