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Bug#441243: Problem determining dependencies if user is blind

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 06:28:47PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> Good point.  Thank you for your suggestion. I am trying to send it to
> the right place so that it won't be forgotten.
> "Lee, Gary D." <GLEE@bsu.edu> wrote:
> > ON your page where dependencies, recommends, etc. are listed, the status
> > is denoted by an image with a blank alt tag.
> Are you sure?  The images seem to have alt tags, but also
> class="hidecss" which I think hides it.  Then ul.uldep adds images
> back in as list-style-image, but I think we can't reliably add alt
> text to images used in that way.
> As a temporary fix, you can switch CSS off in most browsers, but
> I think this is a bug of the new design of packages.debian.org.

This is not new. This is several years old.

> What's the best fix?  Put depends/recommends/suggests headings in
> between the ul tags?  Try to make the images replace the bullet points
> somehow?  (list-style: none and reduce the left margin or padding?) Or
> use different shapes for the different types? (disc, circle, square?)

Suggestions welcome.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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