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Re: Improving alt (was handling fallback content for still images)

From: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 08:34:46 +0100
Message-ID: <469C7116.70800@mozilla.org>
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> 	While there is a need for brevity in ALT text, it must also be remembered
> 	that (a) there is no limit on the number of characters in a tooltip
> 
> Do we know that for a fact to be the case in every browsing environment?

Unless my memory is failing me, it wasn't true in Firefox until very 
recently, and so I doubt very much that it's true in every browing 
environment.

> 	and (b)
> 	that requiring user agents to ignore the part of the ALT text that exceeds
> 	this limit, is a non-starter.

Well, that's what Firefox did :-)

Gerv
Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 09:20:54 UTC

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