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Inactive Buttons - ALT Tags?

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From: james.kalbach@lexisnexis.com
Date: Dec 22, 2005 2:20AM


Hi,



I have a situation where a button is inactive until something is selected on
the page. Visually, it has two different colors (in an inactive state, the
button is grey; when active, it's beige). What's the best way to handle ALT
tags for the two different states?



1.

Inactive: ALT = ""

Active: ALT = "Submit"



2.

Inactive: ALT = "unavailable" (or 2b: "unavailable - please make selections
first"?)

Active: ALT = "Submit"



3

Inactive: ALT = "Submit, inactive"

Active: ALT = "Submit, active"



Or another possibility? Anyone ever come across this situation or know of
any examples?



Thanks

James



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