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

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 10:59:34 -0500
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To: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>, Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Yes but Wendy's previous comment indicated that "alt" wasn't complete either:

>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). 

I don't think she was suggesting dropping the lead-in of "Image maps." How
about absolutely simplest:

"Image maps. Use client-side MAP and text for each hotspot."

OK? They can get the detail from the "complete guidelines & checklist" as


At 10:39 AM 2/11/99 -0500, Harvey Bingham wrote:
>At 2/11/99 09:02 AM , Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>>>Discussion on image map item follows. Statement on waicard10 currently
>>>"Image maps. Use client-side MAP and text links for hotspots."
>>this is better, although people may interpret it to mean "provide separate
>>text links elsewhere on the page" unless they read the GL Techniques
>>How about the following: 
>>Use client-side MAP and provide text for each hotspot.
>Keep the leadin for consistency:
>Image maps. Use client-side MAP with alt text for each hotspot. 
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
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