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RE: ALT text survey (fwd)

From: MegaZone <megazone@megazone.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 00:58:20 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199802120858.AAA20950@shell4.ba.best.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Once upon a time Charles shaped the electrons to say...
>WIDTH.  People and authoring tools put them in, so that the page is
>formatted correctly before the image is loaded.

I ALWAYS use them, and I will always recommend they be used.  Pages
that do not are frustrating.  Netscape won't paint the page until all
of the images are downloaded.  You have to wait just to know if you
want a page.  I can't count how many times a day I hit a page and click
off of it long before all the images are there - only possibly because
the author used the sizing tags so the text was rendered immediately and
I could find what I was looking for without waiting for images.  It 
would be a giant step backwards not to use them.

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