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Re: latest practice on alt text


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Dec 24, 2008 6:25AM

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

>> - and perhaps putting a description of the logo itself somewhere in an
>> About section.
> That's highly questionable. Organizations may think that their logos are
> interesting as such (after all, their design may have been very expensive
> and they may have considerable commercial value), but to a visitor who does
> not see a logo, could it really matter what it looks like, as apart from
> what it symbolizes? It might be of some interest to people who do see it,
> but then this has nothing to do with alt attributes.

Agree completely. I'd say the only time an actual description of the
logo (in an alt attribute, or as actual text adjacent to it) could be
warranted is on a page/site discussing the graphic design of logos,
where the design/look itself are the actual content being discussed.

Patrick H. Lauke