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From: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 15:58:13 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200201262358.PAA29223@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: c.foster@umassp.edu (Carol Foster)
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

The main thing to look at in a content management system (written in
PHP or anything) is the output. But before you get to that point, you
have to look at the input. This was the problem with Reef's software;
I quickly discovered that Reef's CMS allowed for images to be inserted,
but never asked for ALT text. In fact there was no way to set the ALT
attribute at all. An enterprising Reef developer discovered that you
could set a HEIGHT attribute (which it _did_ prompt for) to something
like this:

     height [ 20" alt="Kynn and his dog Nying    ]

...which tricked the CMS.

This is actually the harder problem to solve in CMSen -- making output
is easy, asking for the right info is hard.


PS:  No, I don't know if the ALT problem was ever solved.
Received on Saturday, 26 January 2002 18:51:12 UTC

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