RE: Chris's test cases - first checkpoint

hi lisa,

we read you! you're on the list and i wouldn't know why you would be
bounced off...


-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Lisa Seeman
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 10:36
To: 'Shadi Abou-Zahra'
Subject: RE: Chris's test cases - first checkpoint

I am not getting the er list mailings again - have I been bounced off?

All the best
Lisa Seeman
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shadi Abou-Zahra [] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:56 PM
> To: 'Lisa Seeman'
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Chris's test cases - first checkpoint
> hi,
> Lisa Seeman writes:
> > ID 90:
> > Does a script that just changes the shading
> > need a no scripts? 
> > Etc 
> in my opinion the answer to this question is no, the author 
> does not need to provide a no script tag for such a script.
> my rationale is the analogy to images: if the script conveys 
> _relevant_ information then the experience should be 
> represented in text.
> by the way, in the case of mere shading, maybe the extension 
> of the css pseudo classes and voice synthesis properties will 
> provide a better solution to this problem in the near future 
> but a NOSCRIPT tag would still not be necessary.
> > Objects- is there such a thing as an object
> > that is just visual - with out semantic 
> > content? If so then will a blank title do? 
> > Let's take an animation/object of an dot 
> > getting bigger and smaller. Does the text 
> > equivalent need to be larger then the words 
> > "dot getting big and small". do we need it 
> > at all? What if a description of the object 
> > follows in the text. Does an object 
> > described above need both a title and 
> > embedded text?
> i'm not sure what the correct way is to provide an 
> alternative text for an object and whether the title 
> attribute is actually the intended feature.
> as to the animated dot, it depends on the context. if the dot 
> is the logo of the company or and advertisement campaign etc 
> then it is relevant information and probably a short text 
> would do the job.
> on the other hand, if the description of an object comes 
> before the object tag itself and the description highlights 
> the visually conveyed information in such a comprehensive way 
> that an additional text would be redundant then i would agree 
> that it should be omitted. but how often does that happen? 
> would a false positive be a better approach for such a test?
> > Applet - Will embedded text do for an applet
> > or do they _need_ an alt as well - And the 
> > same kind of issues as with object
> first of all, i believe the applet tag is deprecated and 
> should be replaced rather than be fixed.
> secondly, i'm inclined to believe that the embedded text was 
> intended to be sort of a NOSCRIPT feature. again, depending 
> on the context sometimes the alt attribute will be enough and 
> often it won't. i can't recall seeing any applets where an 
> alt attribute was not required.
> regards,
>   shadi

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