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Re: Title and alt on the site logo.

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 09:22:14 -0800
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At 09:00 AM 2/7/2003, Tim Roberts wrote:
>However, in doing so the link may now be apparent through the value of the 
>alt attribute (or title if the logo only text).

Are you bringing that up to say it's a good or bad thing?  I'm not clear.

>What, then, is th ebest suggestion for populating these attributes.
>for example
>alt="Site Name: link to home page."

I wouldn't include any mention of a link in the IMG ALT.  The ALT should 
simply reflect whatever message the logo itself expresses, typically the 
site name/company name.

>and obviously if the logo was textual, should a title of
>title="links to home page"

I would not include the TITLE on an IMG tag, at least not a title that 
talks about the hyperlink.  The A tag's TITLE could certainly reflect where 
the link is going to go.

Depending on how a text "logo" is marked up, I would keep link info in the 
A tag TITLE as well, not the tag that identifies the text-only "logo" as such.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Friday, 7 February 2003 12:22:49 UTC

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