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RE: ALT-attribute usage (fwd)

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 08:22:32 -0600
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At 03:11 PM 11/3/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Perfect.  Just the feedback we needed.
>Unless I hear otherwise the guidelines will recommend
>1)  that any graphics used as bullets have the alt text  "Item"   With a 
>character to cause a pause after the word.

I think "item" is needed.  Is there any way to get the item number in the
specification.  Like item 1, item 2, item 3.
This helps people keep track of where they are.

>The two candidates are Comma and Semicolon.   Possibly with a space 
>afterward to keep the word from running into the next word.
>Couple of questions to close this one off
> - Is there a consensus that there should be "item"?  (I thought I got one 
>but am not sure)
>- Is comma the proper character for a pause.  It is longer but longer may 
>not be better.  And Semicolon looks better visually and more natural so it 
>might get included more.     Should we use Semicolon or comma?
>- Is the space needed?  Can someone confirm?  Is it needed for comma?   Is 
>it needed for Semicolon?
>Thanks much.
>-- ------------------------------
>Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>Guidelines Scribe and Compiler
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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