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Re: Alt is not a description (was Re: when to use longdesc for images)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 21:10:14 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200412212110.iBLLAEE00687@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>     If the image of the house serves no purpose, then it probably shouldn't 
> be there. If it serves the purpose of adding colour and vivacity to a 
> document, then there is absolutely no reason why both sighted and non 

It is quite likely, in the advertising copy that most web pages comprise,
that it is intended to give a sense of security, as in the phrase:
"as safe as houses".  There is generally a lower burden of proof on 
this sort of association of meaning in adverts than one what is said in
the actual text, so it may well not be possible to give the same emotive
result without making the advertisement illegal!
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