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Subject:RE: Alt text for images with callouts From:Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net> To:Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>, "dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net> Date:Fri, 11 Dec 2020 01:36:30 +0000
Peter Neilson wrote:
> Often it is impossible or unnecessary, and an empty ALT is all you ought to provide. If a lengthy explanation is necessary, perhaps it should be provided in the text of the document or in a caption.
Agreed! The alternative text for an image is not read often enough to justify focusing too much important info on it, IMHO.
(I am assuming here that this text is intended to "show" when you hover a mouse or pointer on the actual image, right?)
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