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Bug 22438 - Alt text for an image to a home page of a web site
Summary: Alt text for an image to a home page of a web site
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: steve faulkner
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: CR
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-24 21:23 UTC by dmacdona
Modified: 2014-03-27 16:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description dmacdona 2013-06-24 21:23:56 UTC
<a href="">
    <img src="images/w3c_home.png" width="72" height="48" alt="W3C web site">

would it be better to say Alt="W3C Home" ?
A screen reader will say "Link WC3 Home"
Which may make more sense given that the user is already on the W3C web site.
Comment 1 Simon Pieters 2013-06-25 07:59:29 UTC
Shouldn't it be "W3C"? And "PIP CO home" be "PIP CO"?
Comment 2 dmacdona 2013-06-25 14:23:36 UTC
Note: I think the existing text would be fine if the logo was on a different site (not the w3c site), such as a sponsor page of another site...
Comment 3 dmacdona 2013-06-25 14:29:06 UTC
The text before the example says "In this example, a link contains a logo. The link points to the W3C web site. The text alternative is a brief description of the link target."

Which provides an indication that the logo is not on the W3c site, therefore I agree it is appropriate and withdraw the bug...  if any change is made, a short addition such as this might help.

"In this example, a link contains a logo. The link points to the W3C web site <add>from another site</add>. ..."
Comment 4 steve faulkner 2013-06-29 08:52:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Shouldn't it be "W3C"? And "PIP CO home" be "PIP CO"?

depends on whether the link is on a different site or not, if its a link on a site that is pointing to the home page of the same site recommend addition of info to indicate the page.
Comment 5 steve faulkner 2013-06-30 10:04:28 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: added example and clarified difference for external and internal links
Rationale: agreed with commenter