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AREA support, was Re: Murky ratings

From: Alan J. Flavell <flavell@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 19:50:13 +0100 (BST)
To: Josh Krieger <jkrieger@cast.org>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.96.980513191746.22847A-100000@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>
On Wed, 13 May 1998, Josh Krieger wrote:

> The following qualifying information is never mentioned:
> 1. The guideline is not relevant for HTML before version 3.2 since at
> that point in time there was no ALT support in the AREA tag. 

I think you might want to take a look at RFC1980 (Aug 1996), where
this type of client side image map was officially launched.

There you would find the ALT attribute documented (though admittedly
it was declared to be optional in that RFC).  So, I would say that
AREA has had an ALT attribute as long as it has officially existed. 
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 1998 14:50:23 UTC

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