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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:34:34 -0500 (EST)
To: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
cc: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201161230130.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
The way I would add copyright information is to include it inside the image,
to provide a copyright section somewhere at the very bottom of the page
(where people don't have to read it) that says who holds what copyrights, and
to include metadata about copyright. If you use a longdesc you could also
include the information in that page. (I do something like this with object -
I present either the picture (via object), or a link to the picture, the
description, copyright information, and the picture rendered by the img
element all as alternative content for the object.)

(But unfortunately I don't manage to be too explicit about copyright all the
time anyway)

Sigh. My 2 australian cents were already legally declared worthless a few
years ago. Maybe I should just shut up...



On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Ineke van der Maat wrote:

  I have another question related to the alt-attribute problem.

  When I use alt="" because it is a meaningless picture, the blind user has no idea there is  a image in the page. But what to do when
  I have to mention who has the copyrights of that meaningless image?

   IMO ..I  also tell by mentioning the copyright  next to the image or below of  it  "Here is an image but you cannot see it".. So I
   can be forced to use alt="meaningles image replacement" Or  should I provide a seperate page  in a site in which I
   mention all the persons who have copyrights in that site? This is usual in abook, but in a site???

  Chaals, I don't know what your 2 Eurocents  you give for a opinion are really  worth, because Finland abolished them today already.
  I think the Netherlands  will do also, we had only 5 cents  (stuiver) or more worth-coins  before the Euro. Too clumsy all those
  small coins..  a mass in  weight and nothing worth..

  Ineke van der Maat

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