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Re: Desc and Alt

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:53:46 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199710101253.IAA20683@access4.digex.net>
To: w3c-wai-hc@w3.org (HC team)
to follow up on what Dave Raggett said:
> 
> > I believe that for LONGDESC to be a solution, there must be some
> > default browser behavior defined.  I believe that there is not
> > consensus on this point, nor on what the default behavior is. 
> > There is a smaller issue as to whether the HTML spec or a separate
> > document is the place to publish the default behavior. 
> 
> default for which browsers?
> 

There could be different defaults for different functional
classes of browsers, but the one the authors will care about is
the class of browsers operating in the "screen" medium.  The GUI
browsers.

>                                              I don't think MS or NS
> will want to do much specifically for screen readers, as these are
> seen as something of an anachronism. 
> 

That is not a position I can represent as reasonable to the
Interest Group.  I would be lynched.

Furthermore, inlining a full-hypertext alternative to some image
is an improvement for any user with left-brain preference, not
just those with screen readers.

-- Al
Received on Friday, 10 October 1997 08:54:07 UTC

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