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From: Vicente Luque Centeno <vlc@it.uc3m.es>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 20:19:32 +0200 (CEST)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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I would be pleased to receive comments on what I say at 
http://www.it.uc3m.es/vlc/wai/wcag20formal.html#imagelink :

WCAG 2.0 says:

     "When an image is used as the content of a link, specify a text 
alternative for the image. The text alternative should describe the 
function of the link."

I completely disagree!!! The link's title (attribute) is 
for that purpose. The image's alt is just for describing the image, not 
for describing the function of the link.


This example shows the difference between img/@alt and a/@title.

<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer" title="Validate this 
<img class="logow3c" 
alt="XHTML Basic 1.0 icon" /></a>

Vicente Luque Centeno
Dep. Ingeniería Telemática
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Received on Saturday, 28 May 2005 18:19:37 UTC

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