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RE: img alt text, links and titles

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:50:39 +0800
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I just can't see this. There is a big diference between the logo of say
McDonnalds and the words McDonnalds.  The logo is an oficial symbol, it has
semantic meaning and possibly also legal meaning. To a greenie it may stand
symbolize mush and environmental and moral degredation, to many kids those
Golden Arches represent a great time out with special food and nice toys
with te food.  THe words do not invoke these extra meanings, there are lots
of people names McDonnalds.

If we are concerned with representing the information on this page the use
of the word logo in the Alt text would seem to convey a lot more meaning and
information than the mere use fo the words.

Or is it that users who must rely on Alt text should be satisfied with a
partial rendering of the site.

Harry Woodrow

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Sent: Friday, 18 January 2002 1:55 AM
To: kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com
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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.

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To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
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"Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>; "Charles McCathieNevile"
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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 20:51:12 UTC

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