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RE: Alt="" or " "?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 16:59:43 -0700
Message-Id: <5.0.0.25.2.20000928165658.00a68340@mail.gorge.net>
To: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@whatuwant.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 04:58 PM 9/28/00 -0700, Cynthia Shelly wrote:
>Considerations...
>4) In Internet Explorer 4+, the alt-text is displayed as a tool-tip when a 
>mouse-using user hovers over the image.  alt=" " causes a tooltip with a 
>single blank character in it, or to the uninitiated, a weird little yellow 
>box.  The tooltip feature ignores alt="".

Thanks for that one. I'm sure we'll rekindle some of the old points and if 
we can collect them into one "here's the pros & cons, you decide" thing it 
will be useful as a note in the techniques.

--
Love.
                 ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
Received on Thursday, 28 September 2000 20:01:22 GMT

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