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RE: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 09:20:03 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B2905C4@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong@pobox.com>, "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

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Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 8:13 pm
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick; 'david poehlman'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

At 08:46 PM 12/5/2004 -0500, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

> > caption and alt serve two different purposes, caption is more like 
> > title. alt is replacement.
>B.K. is talking about a caption for the image, not using the HTML 
>caption element.
>The best way to go is to do what was suggested earlier - make the image

>and the text all part of the same link and make the alt text null.  
>This reduces the overall verbosity of the page and reduces redundant 
>tabbing for keyboard and screen reader users.
>If you're looking for a way to do the thumbnail images in CSS, Mark 
>Newhouse has a good method that he describes at: 

Thanks, Andrew. I think this will be the way to go.

I agree: this would be a good solution.


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