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Re: The visual Web vs. seamless accessibility (was Re: RIT - Javascript)

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 07:30:57 -0400
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To: marghanita@ramin.com.au
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 03:41 PM 05/05/98 +1100, M. da Cruz wrote:
>> What I want then is to load graphics and then have TITLEs displayed with
>> them. Sort of like the old printed page captions with pictures or tables or
>> graphs or whatever. am I the only one who would like this?

>Actually, I would like to be able to do that, I have had to resort to
>adding the text to the image

A CAPTION element contained within OBJECT would have been nice.

>ideally the alt text should be displayed as
>a caption when the image is displayed.

No.  The ALT attribute provides a replacement for the image, not a
description of it.  A replacement is rarely appropriate as a caption.

Liam Quinn
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
Received on Tuesday, 5 May 1998 07:31:11 UTC

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