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Subject: Re: [docbook] Alternate text for table and image accessibility - textobject, alt, summary?

Actually, alt can only take text and inlinemediaobject, no inline markup.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

On 9/11/2014 9:02 AM, Jirka Kosek wrote:
On 11.9.2014 14:36, Janice Manwiller wrote:
The current source files have textobject for images and nothing for tables.

Is the alt element better than textobject?

alt element can contain only inline elements. So if you need to use
longer text descriptions, ie. several paragraphs, then you must use

For tables, should I use alt or summary?

This depends on table model used. In DocBook you can use HTML markup or
so called CALS markup for tables. In HTML table you must use summary
attribute, in CALS you can use alt/textobject.

Probably sounds more complex then it should be, but there is long
evolution behind this :-)


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