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RE: Alternative text for Java Applets

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 18:49:46 -0500
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <NDBBKJDAKKEJDCICIODLIEINEJAA.jim@jimthatcher.com>

I may have misled you. The URL is not accessible and does not have the alt
text. I have locally coded it with alt text and found what I described
before. I need some help coding the example as an OBJECT. Then I will put
them both (with permission) on my site and let y'all know.

When I get these available I would be interested in how LYNX handles the two
cases (APPLET and OBJECT).

Thanks Bob.

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Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 6:38 PM
To: Jim Thatcher
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Subject: Re: Alternative text for Java Applets

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Jim Thatcher wrote:

> The shimmering water at the top left of
> http://www.african-americanshakes.org/ could have null alt text (alt="")
> alt="shimmering water" or anything else you want - this puzzle is not
> the quality of the alt text.
> That shimmering water is produced by a Java applet - pretty neat. I can
> place either of those examples of alt text on the applet, and at least
> Page Reader treats it correctly, ignoring the applet in the first case and
> rendering (Java Applet: shimmering water) in the second. I have not tested
> with screen readers.

so I just visited the site using Lynx and it loaded and ran rather well,
although I did not get the "shimmering water" caption all I got was the
infamous [inline]


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