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Re: Alt text (was VIKI - text transcodeing)


From: Keith Parks
Date: Jan 22, 2007 1:10PM

On Jan 22, 2007, at 11:39 AM, John Foliot - Stanford Online
Accessibility Program wrote:

>> I guess I just feel rather uncomfortable adding something to the
>> content that may be a passing phase (like alt="*" thankfully was). If
>> it is a good idea, the UAs may start adding it...
> Hmmm... And so how do we try and affect this? Is it a good idea?
> (I like to
> think so, but that's me). If it *is* a good idea, how do we spread
> the
> word?

Too bad you can't use the pause-before and pause-after aural css
rules on the ALT content. But then you can't apply a rule to an
attribute of an element.

Unless you just applied it to all images, which would then create a
pause before and after their ALT text.

img { pause: 20ms }

Though maybe an extra-long pause before an image with a null alt tag.
And also it doesn't address true text-only browsers.

Just a thought,


Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444

(619) 594-1046


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