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comments about alt

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:44:03 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80709260144h20a3b5a8m4340ce8086e1f2bd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Hi Maciej, presuming you are othermaciej
noticed your comments about alt on the IRC

some info about some screen readers (jaws and window eyes) that may be
if there is no alt attribute or an empty alt="" on an image, but a title
attribute title="poot", title attribute content will be read. for window
eyes only if there is no alt or title on an image but the containing element
has a title it will be announced
<a title="poot"><img></a>

<othermaciej> jgraham_: do you think a title="" on the link might be an
acceptable alternative in such cases?
# <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20070926#l-201> [10:33]
<othermaciej> also, presumably if alt were required in such cases alt=""
would be disallowed
# <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20070926#l-202> [10:34] <Dashiva>
othermaciej: I think in the end non-constructive people will be written off
based on their non-constructive ideas, even if the idea is anonymized
# <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20070926#l-203> [10:35] <jgraham_>
othermaciej: Yeah, my other thought was to define that in the case where an
image was the sole content of a link and the link had a title, the link's
title would be the alt text for the image in the absence of any significant
alt text (or something to that effect)
# <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20070926#l-204> [10:35] <hsivonen>
jgraham_: yes, in practice, alt text like that is probably good idea if
other text isn't available

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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