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RE: Lynx and ALT text

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 10:56:37 -0800
Message-ID: <E3A3FFB80F5CD1119CED00805FBECA2F013BBC1C@red-msg-55.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Jason White'" <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>, HTML Guidelines Working Group <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
When I used LYNX v2.6 I got the following:

ArrowCommunity Groups
ArrowUser's Homepages
ArrowCommercial Web Sites
ArrowVirtual Domains
ArrowStorage Space
ArrowOn-line Databases
ArrowSearching Your Site   

The word "Arrow" was lined right up against the link text "Community Groups"
in the first example.

The HTML source was:
<a href="#community"><img width=13 height=8 src="/vicnet/arrow.gif" border=0
alt="Arrow"><b>Community</b> Groups</a><br>

On my own web site, http://nwlink.com/~chuckop/ I have this HTML:

<h1><img src="3dnew.gif" width="68" height="68" alt="What's New Logo"
align="middle">What's New</h1>

LYNX displays this as:

What's New Logo What's New

Note the space between the ALT text and regular text.  Maybe this has
something to do with the <b> tag in the first example?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason White [mailto:jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 1998 8:02 PM
To: HTML Guidelines Working Group
Subject: RE: Lynx and ALT text 

I tried creating an HTML document of my own that would reproduce the
problem, but with no success. A page with respect to which the problem
occurs is at http://www.vicnet.net.au/websites/

Perhaps those who have access to several different browsers could
investigate and report their findings. I still think this will turn out to
be a user interface issue, probably specific to lynx, in which case it
does not belong in the markup guidelines.
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 1998 13:57:07 UTC

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