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Re: ALT as required attribute

From: C.Bottelier <c.bottelier@ITsec.nl>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 17:11:08 +0100
Message-ID: <3E3FE61C.41677890@ITsec.nl>
To: Gerard Torenvliet <g_torenvliet@sympatico.ca>
CC: "'Jim Ley'" <jim@jibbering.com>, WAI Mailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> 2. You are certainly not unique in misunderstanding icons; this is a broad
> usability issue with overly graphical nature of many web sites and
> applications.  However, I'm still uncomfortable with using Alt text (which
> is a text equivalent) to convey the *meaning* of an icon (which is a text
> interpretation) when the Title tag is available for this purpose.

Maybe a tutorial, set of definitions, guidelines or pointers on the W3C
that one can use to create correct ALT and TITLE contents.

Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2003 11:11:17 UTC

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