Re: [html4all] some reflections on @alt usage

2008/4/28 Steven Faulkner <>:
>  It should be noted that some of the suggestions outlined by John and
>  myself were previously raised by Al and discussed on a thread back in
>  February [1]:
>  [1] what's machinable [was: Re: ALT issue redux]

Just to add to my position on using aria-describedby and
aria-labelledby in response to Al's original message. I think
aria-describedby could be considered an appropriate alternative to
longdesc when the description exists in the same page, but obviously
not when the description is in another document. I can also see there
may be some edge-cases when aria-labelledby may be considered a
suitable replacement for alt. These are edge-cases, as ARIA was
designed to bridge the accessibility gaps with the current structure
we have. Providing alt text for images wasn't one of those gaps, as
there is already a suitable attribute.



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Received on Monday, 28 April 2008 10:15:51 UTC