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Re: comments about alt

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:55:20 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80709260155l2afb45c5lf67b160b05099cc0@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
thanks, dont have james' email address.
feel ashamed to admit this but have rarely used IRC. can you suggest a good

On 26/09/2007, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> Hey Steven,
>  On Sep 26, 2007, at 1:44 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>  Hi Maciej, presuming you are othermaciej
> noticed your comments about alt on the IRC
> Indeed, c'est moi.
> some info about some screen readers (jaws and window eyes) that may be
> informative:
> 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
> Feel free to jump on IRC and join in the conversation if you'd like. You
> may also want to direct this information to James, who apparently is trying
> to come up with proposals to improve the spec for alt.
> Regards,
> Maciej

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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