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Re: Links to Images

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 14:06:48 -0700
Message-Id: <a04310102b53644c63af3@[]>
To: "Gerald G. Weichbrodt" <gerald.g.weichbrodt@ived.gm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 4:48 PM -0400 5/03/2000, Gerald G. Weichbrodt wrote:
>Hi all.  Is it generally considered bad HTML form to have a hypertext link
>in a document that goes right to an image? It seems to me that such links
>generally go to an image that's complex enough that the author intended to
>fill the whole screen with it, and yet I can't think how one would provide a
>text-accessible description for such an image if the image isn't contained
>in anything.  Is this a reasonable way to think about this issue?

Yes, a "raw image" linked from a page has accessibility problems;
if you create even a minimal HTML page "wrapper" around it, you
can add alternative text and other information.

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2000 17:07:30 UTC

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