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Two links (Image and Text) side by side - was Re: Another question about JAWS 4.01 rendering

From: <goliver@accease.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:05:07 -0800 (PST)
To: jm.damour@camo.qc.ca
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020221130508.15915.c000-h009.c000.wm@mail.accease.com.criticalpath.net>
Hi Jean-Marie
I confirmed this behaviour when the *image is a link*.

This has interesting consequences for the sort of
design where there are two links side by side to the
same place (an image link and a text link),to aid
people who may prefer image navigation.

I think the IBM site (as an example) chose to have
alt="" for the image in order not to have the same link
text read out twice in a row.
However, perhaps a better solution would need to be

I don't like using alt = " " on an image as a link
because when you mouseover you get a little box, which
can be confusing!

For clarification when the image is *not* a link alt=""
does *not* read the name of the image.


On Mon, 18 February 2002, jm.damour@camo.qc.ca wrote

> Hello all,
> In JAWS 4.01, for an image with a null alt text
(alt=""), JAWS read the name
> of the image. If  alt is alt=" ", JAWS don't read the
> I think it is a result wich can surprise many Web
> Jean-Marie D'Amour, M.Ed.
> CAMO pour personnes handicapées
> www.camo.qc.ca
> Montréal, Québec, Canada

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