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RE: img alt text, links and titles

From: Audrey J. Gorman <agorman@megsinet.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 16:36:48 -0600
Message-ID: <01C19F76.F7F65D80.agorman@megsinet.net>
To: "'David Poehlman'" <poehlman1@home.com>, "kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com" <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com" <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>, Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>, "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The word "image" does not convey anything about the intellectual content of 
the graphic thing that sits there.  In other words, if you can't see the 
image because of blindness or older hardware or software, "image" tells you 
nothing useful.

Audrey Gorman
Access for All

-----Original Message-----
From:	David Poehlman [SMTP:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent:	Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:55 AM
To:	kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com
Cc:	kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com; Ineke van der Maat; Charles F. Munat; Charles 
McCathieNevile; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: img alt text, links and titles

we're getting a bit off topic here so back to the context of alt text
for an image, the words that are nouns for the things that they are
naming have no place.

----- Original Message -----
From: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
Cc: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>; "Ineke van der Maat" <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>;
"Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>; "Charles McCathieNevile"
<charles@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: img alt text, links and titles

David Poehlman wrote:
> let's put this another way.  an alternative is an alternative
> representatation.  the word image does not stand for anything and you
> must have written this particular speck that you point to because it
> isn't anywhere else.

Why do you say the word "image" does not stand for anything?  How
exactly are you able to say this with such certainty in all situations
which may possibly arise?

Received on Thursday, 17 January 2002 17:50:21 UTC

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