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RE: crystal reports as html

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 09:03:33 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D0287942C@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Cynthia wrote:

> You may very well need to add a link to a description of the 
> graphs.

Yes, this was one of my thoughts too but it doesn't solve the problem of no
alt attribute which means that the pages won't meet priority 1 guidelines
which essentially means the site won't comply with the DDA (did I mention
that I work in local govt) hence runs the risk of being illegal :-(

Matthew and Chaals mentioned using tools such as Tidy to change the mark-up
somewhere in the workflow process. I spend what I consider to be vast tracts
of my working day using such tools to turn M$ Office rubbish into something
useable but this problem is inherently different in that the HTML is
generated by a Crystal Reports Web Server Component and I can't see any
point at which to interrupt the process. Maybe I could pass the resulting
HTML through a script of some sort that would search for <img
src=xxxxxxxxxx> and insert alt="yyyyyyy" but how to control the value of
"yyyyyyyy"? I was hoping that someone here had experienced the problem but
alas. And that's not a criticism of you guys at all btw; I have approached
the problem from the other end too by asking Crystal Reports developers the
same question and again am getting nowhere. I think the next step is to
approach the software vendors and point out the inadequacies of their

many thanks as ever


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