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Re: Request for site review

From: Marjolein Katsma <access@javawoman.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:50:10 +0200
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To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Cc: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>, Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>, Web Accessibility Initiative <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 07:55 2000-04-14 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
>The word logo in an alt tag belies the function of alt.
>alt is to present an alternative equivalent to, not the function of the

OK, maybe I'm dumb. I just don't see a better alternative to the W3C logo than "W3C logo".

Can you make up a better ALT attribute that still conveys the fact that it *is* a logo, and not "text to be read"?

>Marjolein Katsma wrote:
> > 
> > These are two LOGOs - they just happen to consist of letters. The ALT attributes for both actually say they're logos. Both also contain more than just letters (lines).
> > 
> > I don't see anything wrong with logos that happen to consist of letters - there are many. They're still logo's in the sense they're used as identification: they're there to be recognized, not "read".
> > 
> > But presenting text that is meant to be _read_ (menus, body text, headers even) in the form of GIFs is another matter.
> > 
> > IMO, of course.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 

Marjolein Katsma
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