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[*] Post 322730 posted on 26-2-2008 at 14:23 Reply With Quote
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So who uses it? (Ok, so I know IE ain't too fond of it)

It seems an interesting concept but should it only be limited to accessibility issues?

Should the pages linked to, have doctypes etc. and be fully formed HTML/css pages, and in what format? Just a simple paragraph with no styling at all?
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[*] Post 322765 posted on 26-2-2008 at 19:17 Reply With Quote


Almost no-one uses it, and of the few that do, almost all use it incorrectly...

It should point to a fully formatted page containing a complete text description of the image.

It's use was never said to be limited to accessibility issues, but lets face it, if you have a complex image that needs an explanation, chances are that explanation is on the same page as the image.
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[*] Post 322768 posted on 26-2-2008 at 19:44 Reply With Quote


Thanks, so it just links to a description of the image, but how? Does it just work for screen readers or does it open a new page in a new window or replace the existing window, or act like an iframe?
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