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Re: Graphics and Captions


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 20, 2006 1:30PM

Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> If it's an image lacking a longdesc, and the caption itself is
> sufficiently detailed (most captions are NOT) to be a longdesc:
> <div class="imageandcaption">
> <img src="foo.gif" alt="alt for foo" longdesc="#foocaption">
> <p class="caption" id="foocaption">Caption for foo</p>
> </div>

To play a bit of devil's advocate, though: does that serve a real
purpose, in terms of how users would interact with the image? Or is it
just semantic pedantry?

Patrick H. Lauke