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Re: Length of Alt Tags


From: Rachel
Date: Dec 12, 2002 10:42AM

Just to follow up on my earlier post..

Jim Thatcher wrote:

"The alt text should be the text of the image. That
text is limited to 256(maybe 255) characters, and JAWS
used to have its limit at 150, as I remember."

Does anybody know if I can safely go up to 255
characters in my alt tags or should I keep it under
150? Can anybody confirm for me that 150 is the limit
for Jaws? Do any other common screen readers have

Rachel Sengers

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