Re: Request for review of alt and alt value for authoring or publishing tools

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Tomas Caspers wrote:
> Am 15.04.2008 um 20:48 schrieb John Foliot:
> > Any information is better than no information.  It puts the images in a
> > rudimentary context (this is image 4 of 9 on the page).  A non-visual user
> > still may have no idea what the image really is, but can be told that image
> > number 4 at the "photo-upload site" is of their grandchild, and they could
> > then copy the file to a flash drive, and have the photo printed and framed
> > for when visitors come over to visit (just to make the scenario "real").
> The same would be true if the AT involved simply read out the filename, 
> as some of them do in absence of an alt-Attribute.

Indeed the AT itself could read out the "1 of 4" thing -- and at least 
then there would be a reasonably good chance of the numbering being 
correct, which would not be the case if we relied on the author. :-)

Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

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