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RE: Links to Images

From: David Sheehy <dsheehy@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 02:08:38 +1000
Message-Id: <v04210101b5374ffc9d10@[]>
To: Steve Donie <sdonie@zycor.lgc.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>In my experience, when this is done the linked image is usually just a
>larger version of an image on the preceding page - which should have it's
>own alt text. I, for example, maintain a personal 'web photo album', where
>the web pages have thumbnails of the photos, which each link to a larger
>version of the photo. Having a separate web page for each photo would be
>redundant, and a LOT more work. Each photo on the thumbnail pages has alt
>text which is the 'caption' of the photo, and which I would probably just
>re-use if each photo had its own page. I suppose if I had more textual
>information about each photo, I would want to have it in a separate page,
>but I have enough trouble just writing captions for them!

I find that some multimedia catalogue software is useful for this 
kind of thing. I use "iView Multimedia" (for Mac), which will output 
an HTML gallery from your image library, and caption it based on 
keywords, comments etc. that you can add with iView. Makes updating 
easy, but you would have to add ALT tags, unless you could add them 
with Applescript or something. Maybe I should contact the author to 
mention the issue - the software could easily be updated to 
automatically create them.


I'm not sure what equivalents are available for Windows.

Received on Thursday, 4 May 2000 12:09:17 UTC

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