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Re: Is "this-or-that logo" adequate in an ALT text?

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From: kynn@idyllmtn.com
Date: Aug 26, 2002 4:24PM


> Generally, I would avoid any punctuation that's not completely necessary.


I just want to point out the irony of this statement coupled with the
rest of this email message, which i have quoted below. Bail out now
if you don't want to hear or read it again!

Methinks one who includes PGP signatures, warnings about viruses
and cautions about misdirected email should consider practicing what he
preaches regarding unnecessary punctuation!

--Kynn

>
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>
> ********************************************************************
> The contents of this email are intended exclusively for the
> addressee. If you are not the addressee you must not read
> use or disclose the email contents ; you should notify us
> immediately [ by clicking "Reply" ] and delete this email.
>
> Nationwide monitors e-mails to ensure its systems operate
> effectively and to minimise the risk of viruses. Whilst it has
> taken reasonable steps to scan this email, it does not
> accept liability for any virus that may be contained in it.
> ********************************************************************
>
> Query: how do most list members feel about enclosing alt text within the
> square brackets as noted above? Does it pose any accessibility issues with
> any of the alternative devices out there? (I can't think of any) Is it
> "annoying" to non-visual users employing speech synthesisers on a regular
> basis? Could it be a "Best Practices" recommendation floated to the Working
> Group of WCAG (v2) and other Accessibility organizations?
>
> - ------------------------
>
> Actually, I would question why they are used. I've not seen it written
> anywhere to use brackets - have I missed something?
>
> Generally, I would avoid any punctuation that's not completely necessary.
>
> Anyway, hopefully you good people can explain the square bracket thing to
> me.
>
> Thanks
>
>
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