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Re: last (fast) gasp for waicard10, closing Thursday a.m.

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 22:15:03 -0600
Message-Id: <199902102318.RAA26855@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Hi,

a quick comment on Judy's comment of my comment <grin>:

>1) I've copied Wendy Chisholm's message below. Please look at Wendy's image
>map comment. I think her comment has been accounted for in our discussions,
>but if others agree it should be changed to read "Use client-side MAP and
>alt text for hotspots," please let me know, & that's what we'll do.
>
actually, it was pointed out on the GL list that depending on how people
create client side image maps, there are two strategies they could use.
One does not use "alt" and thus a more general statement should be made in
regards to techniques.  We're proposing the following for the next version
of the guidelines:
For all image map links, provide text for each link (e.g., via the "alt"
     attribute of HTML AREA elements or by using the MAP element with
     anchors defined with the A element). 

we're still working on the wording, but I hope the message is clear. 

thanks,
--wendy

>Message-Id: <199902081516.JAA07602@trace.wisc.edu>
>Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 14:13:25 -0600
>To: w3c-wai-quicktips@w3.org
>From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
>Subject: feedback
>
>I think the all of the P1 items as well as "major" P2 items are covered.
>good to see.
>
>concerns:
>
>1.  "Image maps. Use client-side MAP and text links for hotspots."
>is it saying that *both* client-side image maps with alternative text for
>each link as well as text links for each hotspot need to be provided on a
>page?  If so, I think this has been misinterpretted and that it ought to be
>recommending that client-side image maps ought to be used and to include
>alt text for each hotspot in the image map.  Text links in addition to
>well-designed client side imaps, is good, but not a highest priority
>strategy to highlight.
>
>2.  "Images & animations. Use the alt attribute to describe the function of
>all visuals."
>rather than "describing the function" I think that it "replaces" or
>"provides" the function of the visual.  by saying "description" you may
>have people providing too much detail. Also, we really  need to emphasize
>the separation of function from presentation.
>
>otherwise, looks great!  it's good to see that the whole doc can be boiled
>down to these 10 points!
>
>--wendy
>wendy chisholm
>human factors engineer
>trace research and development center
>university of wisconsin - madison, USA
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>Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
>World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
>MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
> 
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