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Re: Text links 2.4.4 with PDF's

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:37:41 +0200
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Hi Chris,

At 22:27 7/08/2009, Chris Reeve wrote:
>As it stands, my boss will allow me to adopt H30 Example 5,
><a href="WMFP.pdf">
>Woodend Music Festival Program
><img src="pdficon.gif" alt="PDF format"/>
></a>, because (PDF), (WORD), (HTML), (TEXT), (ZIP), or other formats 
>are not a part of the text link.
>They are part of the alt tag.

Actually, the alt attribute value of an image inside a link is 
considered part of the link text - at least for screen readers - even 
if it is not directly visible to users who have images turned on in 
their browsers. Of course, if your boss doesn't know that, I guess 
you're safe with this technique ;-)

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
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