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RE: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:08:52 -0500
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To: Francois Jordaan <Francois.Jordaan@wheel.co.uk>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 02:06 PM 12/30/2004 +0000, Francois Jordaan wrote:
>Accessibility decisions I agree with:
>1. Null ALT text
>2. Image and caption contained in same A element
>3. List markup


>Decisions I'd question:
>1. OL instead of UL. Why is this an ordered list? Is the sequence of 
>images important?

An oversight...I'll fix it.

>2. Multiple OL elements. Breaking this into several lists makes no sense 
>semantically, and I assume you've only done so to get the display right. 
>It should be possible in CSS to achieve the grid layout you want while 
>keeping all items in the same OL or UL. Let me know if you need help.

I do. I need to limit each row to 4 pictures, however the block itself 
needs to be resizable, aside from the set padding.

>3. Font sized in px -- makes it impossible to resize in Internet Explorer. 
>Use .76em instead of 11px to get the same result, but resizable.

On that note, I'm trying to convert all of OCW's font sizes to ems. Has 
anyone built something that calculates what nested ems would be or what 
should be inherited? I'm having a hard time figuring it out - wrapping my 
mind around it.

>Hope that helps!

It does - thanks.

B.K. DeLong
Web Production Specialist

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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email: bkdelong@mit.edu
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