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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 02:35:36 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020116023534.GE11436@webarchitects.co.uk>

On Wed 16-Jan-2002 at 02:56:43 +1300, Rebecca Cox wrote:
> A problem I have been noticing is that Windows (IE and Netscape) will
> only show the alt tooltip, where you have got alt text in the image
> tag, and title in the link tag - so the title text is not ever
> available as a tooltip, on Windows' most common browsers.
> So I get requests to put long, descriptive alt text on images used as
> links - even those for navigation! :(

Mozilla is doing a better job at this at the moment than IE, it seems to
do title, abbr and acronym in a sensible way, as tooltips, and it
_doesn't_ use tooltips for alt.

Are the requests you get from people using things like screen readers or
they just want long alt text so that something happens when them move
their mouse over an image?


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